Research Associate I - Mellon College of Science - Department of Biological Sciences, Henninger Lab
Carnegie Mellon University
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Internal Number: 2020854
The Mellon College of Science (MCS) is home to four departments and many programs and research centers that cross disciplines. We approach scientific problems from fresh angles using creative interdisciplinary approaches while drawing on our departmental strengths in the core sciences. MCS faculty members are nationally and internationally recognized for their research in a variety of fields, including polymer science, cosmology, mathematical finance, and neuroscience.
The Department of Biological Sciences within MCS is seeking a full-time Research Associate I to work in the laboratory of Dr. Henninger. The Henninger lab works at the forefront of RNA biology and biomolecular condensates to understand how RNA regulates gene expression in normal and oncogenic settings.
Your responsibilities will include:
Assisting with mammalian tissue culture, including generating and maintaining cell lines, preparing cell media, and conducting assays.
Following protocols and improve methods currently employed.
Analyze experimental results and present them in a professional and clear manner.
Assist with ordering and organizing lab supplies.
Maintain an organized laboratory notebook that details experimental procedures and results.
Prepare stocks and aliquots of common buffers and reagents and organize additional reagents as they are ordered or generated.
Obtain experience in and practice scientific presentations, project outlining, figure generation, and manuscript writing.
Compliance with chemical and laboratory safety regulations. You should demonstrate:
Prior experience with tissue culture is preferred.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Flexibility, excellence, and passion are vital qualities within MCS. Inclusion, collaboration, and cultural sensitivity are valued competencies at CMU. Therefore, we are in search of a team member who can effectively and professionally interact with a varied population of internal and external partners. We are looking for someone who shares our values and who will support the mission of the university through their work.
Bachelor's degree in biology, or a field related to the project.
1-3 years' experience working in a biological research laboratory.
Successful background check.
Joining the CMU team opens the door to an array of exceptional benefits, available to all full-time Carnegie Mellon University employees. Experience the full spectrum of advantages, from comprehensive medical, prescription, dental, and vision insurance to enticing retirement savings programs. Unlock your potential with tuition benefits, and take well-deserved breaks with generous paid time off and holidays. Rest easy knowing you are covered by life and accidental death and disability insurance. For a comprehensive overview of the benefits awaiting you, explore: https://www.cmu.edu/jobs/benefits-at-a-glance.
At Carnegie Mellon, we value the whole package when extending offers of employment. Beyond just credentials, we consider the role & responsibilities, your invaluable work experience, and the knowledge gained through education and training. We acknowledge and appreciate your unique key skills and the diverse perspectives you bring. Our commitment to fostering an inclusive work environment means we also account for geographic differentials. Your journey with us is about more than just a job; it's about finding the perfect fit for your professional growth and personal aspirations.
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Full Time/Part time
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