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We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Research Associate.
The Loke lab at the Department of Microbiology at NYU Langone School of Medicine seeks applicants for a post-baccalaureate Research Associate to join the lab. The ideal candidate would be an undergraduate seeking to transition to a MSTP program or PhD program after 1.5-2 years of research experience in our lab. The lab offers experience in Immunology, Translational Research and Metabolism that is highly relevant to a future career in Biomedical Sciences. Our research includes work on autoimmune diseases (inflammatory bowel disease), metabolic diseases (obesity and atherosclerosis) and infectious diseases (helminth and bacterial infections). The individual will be responsible for conducting independent basic science experimentation based on research conducted in the Loke laboratory under the mentorship of a senior scientist. The individual is expected to seek to build a portfolio of research accomplishments in preparation for acquiring a higher degree in biomedical research or medicine.
- Generates hypotheses and designs and performs experiments to test them.
- Executes multiple experiments simultaneously over time independently.
- Records all experimental findings in a laboratory notebook, analyze and interpret experimental findings.
- Based on results, independently suggests and tests modifications to protocols.
- Prepares figures and diagrams for presentations and publications.
- Communicates results and collaborates with other professionals in the lab.
- Demonstrates a significant level of intellectual input into the design of the project.
- Presents findings at lab meeting, responds to challenges, and participates in exchanges of ideas to advance the science.
- Reads and understands relevant scientific literature.
- Contributes to the preparation of articles on research outcomes and progress and to the submission of same for publication.
- Participates in the editing and proofing of grant proposals, annual grant reports, and manuscripts for publication and recommends modifications to the Principal Investigator.
- After a period of time working in the laboratory, the candidate will be expected to train graduate students and post-doctoral fellows in experimental design, technique and performance.
- To qualify you must have a completion of Bachelors degree by 2017 (or equivalent) in biology, chemistry, or a closely related discipline.
- Excellent organizational and communication skills.
- Enjoy interacting with other people, and respectful of colleagues.
- At least some lab experience within the past ~3 years (e.g., undergraduate research or lab-based course work, or work experience in lab environment)
- A minimum commitment of 1.5 years is required and placement in position may not exceed three years.
- The lab offers experience in Immunology, Translational Research and Metabolism that is highly relevant to a future career in Biomedical Sciences. Our research includes work on autoimmune diseases (inflammatory bowel disease), metabolic diseases (obesity and atherosclerosis) and infectious diseases (helminth and bacterial infections). Candidates must be motivated to learn and master some of the techniques in the areas list below.
- Flow Cytometry, Immunohistochemistry, Molecular biology, Cell culture, Biostatistics (e.g. R).
- The candidate will spend a small amount of effort on lab management and organization, including ordering supplies, stocking reagents and maintaining lab databases.
Qualified candidates must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.
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