The Beatty Lab at OHSU is seeking to recruit a Research Assistant 2 (RA2) to conduct research using chemical probes to study bacterial pathogens.The RA2 will be part of an interdisciplinary team studying enzyme regulation in Mycobacterium tuberculosis and other mycobacterial species. This NIAID-funded project combines enzyme biochemistry, proteomics, microbiology, and chemistry to make new discoveries.
This position is particularly well-suited for a researcher who would like to gain new hands-on experience in a variety of research areas and techniques. Projects will expose the candidate to numerous methods used in chemical biology and biochemistry.
The RA2 will assist in ordering materials and supplies, maintaining detailed records, analyze data, and document results.
A full time Research Assistant 2 is expected to work a minimum of 40 hours per week during normal working hours. However, some evening and weekend work will be necessary on occasion. Additional safety training will be required to work with cell lines/ infectious bacteria or viruses/ working within a BSL-2 environment.
Bachelors Degree with major courses in field of research / No Experience; OR Associate's Degree and 3 years of relevant experience
Enthusiasm for applying knowledge towards medically-relevant problems
Organized, reliable, self-sufficient, and goal-oriented
Comfortable working independently and alongside other researchers.
Bachelors Degree in Microbiology, Biochemistry, Chemical Biology, or Related Field.
Experience or major course in molecular biology methods, including CRISPR/Cas9
Prior experience with BSL-2 bacterial culture
Prior experience purifying proteins
Interest in proteomics and infectious diseases.
Experience with bioconjugation chemistry, protein purification, fluorescence microscopy, Mammalian cell culture
Demonstrated success completing research projects
Knowledge of Molecular biology, Bioconjugation chemistry
Familiarity with experimental design, including replicates, controls and reproducibility
Excellent reading and writing skills
Ability to learn new methods quickly and work independently
Fluent in Microsoft Office, particularly Excel
Apply here online. Please be sure to upload a cover letter and Resume or CV.
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