Flexible work schedule; may work on weekends - not to exceed 40 hrs per week
Perform research related tasks in a molecular genetics and microbiology lab focused on understanding the interaction of viruses with the RNAi machinery in mammalian cells.
Perform experimental research using molecular biology techniques such as cell culture, PCR, primer design, plasmid cloning, transformation, DNA and protein purification, gel electrophoresis, cell culture, luciferase assay, immunohistochemistry, in situ hybridization, morpholino injection, light microscopy, fluorescent microscopy, and other research related tasks as directed by supervisor. Assist with routine management for project. Dispose safely of bio-hazardous materials, maintain chemicals and other lab supplies. Monitor stock cell lines. Prepare agar plates and solutions. Instruct undergraduate students in routine lab techniques, cleaning glassware and similar tasks.
Other related functions as assigned.
Bachelor's Degree in Biology, Microbiology, Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry or scientific-related field. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.
Knowledge of and/or experience with molecular biology research techniques including cell culture PCR, primer design, plasmid cloning transformation, DNA purification, protein purification, gel electrophoresis, northern, cell culture, luciferase assay, immunohistochemistry, in situ hybridization, morpholino injection, light microscopy, or fluorescent microscopy. Experience with basic research project management such as ordering supplies, preparing solutions and agar plates. Experience managing bio-hazardous materials.
May work around chemical fumes May work around standard office conditions May work around biohazards May work around chemicals Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Use of manual dexterity Lifting and moving