The Research Assistant will conduct experiments examining the molecular mechanisms of cell-cell communication using genetic, cell biological and molecular techniques. This person will assist in the development of several large scale genomic assays built around quantifying RNA species for two distinct projects: a mutational screen and novel RNA species discovery. The Research Assistant will work closely with senior staff to carry out experiments as well as provide technical assistance, and perform experiments according to established laboratory protocols.
Bachelor degree on biology, biochemistry, genetics of related field
Undergraduate research experience with previous experience working in a laboratory setting
Relevant coursework and basic knowledge of laboratory approaches and techniques in the areas of Molecular, Cell Biology and Biochemistry
Strong computer skills with preferably some experience using laboratory data programs
Excellent written and communication skills
Ability to be observant and self-motivated
Ability to think critically and problem-solve
Ability to work as part of a team
Ability to communicate clearly and professionally with co-workers
Ability to complete accurate records and follow detailed instructions
Must work with radioisotopes and some hazardous chemicals
Must be able to sit at microscope for extended periods of time
Criminal background and education check required
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Molecular Biology, Cell Biology and Biochemistry
Fixed Term (Fixed Term)
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