1+ months

Research Assistant I

Dartmouth College
Hanover, NH 03755
  • Job Code
    112145442


Dartmouth College



Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, veterans or any other legally protected group.

Position Information

Position Title
Research Assistant I

Department
Norris Cotton Cancer Center

Position Number
1126951

Position Purpose

To set up and conduct a variety of laboratory tests and experiments in support of research studies performed in the Trace Element Analysis (TEA) Resource by applying established methods, procedures, and techniques. The TEA, under the direction of Dr. Brian Jackson, specializes in low-level trace metal analysis and speciation in environmental and biological samples. Inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) for metals analysis and several “hyphenated” techniques that couple instruments together for speciation analyses of water, soil and biological tissue samples are used.



SEIU Level
Not an SEIU Position

FLSA
Non-Exempt

Employment Category
Regular Full Time

Department Contact for Cover Letter
Dr. Brian Jackson, Director, Trace Elements Analysis Shared Resource

Special Instructions to Applicants

Employment in this position is contingent upon consent to and successful completion of a pre-employment background check, which may include a criminal background check, reference checks, verification of work history, and verification of any required academic credentials, licenses, and/or certifications, with results acceptable to Dartmouth College. A criminal conviction will not automatically disqualify an applicant from employment. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.



Key Accountabilities

Key Accountabilities

Experiments

  • Conducts experiments by applying established methods and procedures.
  • Sets up and assists with research protocols and experiments under the general guidance of the principal investigators and other senior investigators in the laboratory; may have primary responsibility for independently setting up, performing and trouble shooting less complex experiments.
  • Observes experimental results in progress and maintains written records of activities and observations; applies past experience and precedents to identify and troubleshoot problems.
  • Anticipates unexpected findings and assists in trouble-shoots techniques.
  • Reconciles results that are disparate from anticipated findings; re-runs techniques as necessary.
  • Reports experimental results to the principal investigator and other senior laboratory personnel and assists in their analysis
  • Collaborates with the Principal Investigator in investigating and developing modifications to techniques and documents all new techniques developed in the laboratory.
  • Adheres to laboratory safety requirements including general and chemical/hazardous waste safety disposal methods

Records

  • Collects and analyzes data resulting from experimentation/testing.
  • Summarizes results and prepares progress reports for oral presentation at laboratory meetings.
  • Prepares appropriate and understandable representations of data such as graphs, charts, tables, statistical summaries, etc.
  • Contributes to the preparation of scientific manuscripts by drafting portions of the text, preparing graphs, tables, and charts, etc.
  • Conducts literature searches to assist in establishing new laboratory techniques;

Laboratory

  • Accomplishes day-to-day care and housekeeping of laboratory.
  • Assess the need for and orders all supplies and reagents needed for experiments.
  • Assists in the maintenance of laboratory equipment and safety records, and in the preparation of routine reagents.
  • Monitors laboratory equipment and instrument performance; obtains maintenance and repair as necessary.
  • Maintains computerized records associated with laboratory activities.
  • Instructs others in laboratory methods, procedures, and techniques and provides technical guidance and direction as required.

Miscellaneous

  • May assist in the maintenance of transgenic mouse colonies including weighing of animals, setting up pairs of animals for mating, and entering data into computerized data bases;
  • May assist in surgical procedures.
  • Communicates respectfully with a diverse community.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
-- Demonstrates a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and cultural awareness through actions, interactions, and communications with others. -- Performs other duties as assigned.

PI112145442

<br/><br/><b>Dartmouth College</b><br/><br/><br/><br/>Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, veterans or any other legally protected group.<br/><br/><b>Position Information</b><br/><br/><b>Position Title</b><br/>Research Assistant I<br/><br/><b>Department</b><br/>Norris Cotton Cancer Center<br/><br/><b>Position Number</b><br/>1126951<br/><br/><b>Position Purpose</b><br/><p>To set up and conduct a variety of laboratory tests and experiments in support of research studies performed in the Trace Element Analysis (TEA) Resource by applying established methods, procedures, and techniques. The TEA, under the direction of Dr. Brian Jackson, specializes in low-level trace metal analysis and speciation in environmental and biological samples. Inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) for metals analysis and several hyphenated techniques that couple instruments together for speciation analyses of water, soil and biological tissue samples are used.</p><br/><br/><b>SEIU Level</b><br/>Not an SEIU Position<br/><br/><b>FLSA</b><br/>Non-Exempt<br/><br/><b>Employment Category</b><br/>Regular Full Time<br/><br/><b>Department Contact for Cover Letter</b><br/>Dr. Brian Jackson, Director, Trace Elements Analysis Shared Resource<br/><br/><b>Special Instructions to Applicants</b><br/><p>Employment in this position is contingent upon consent to and successful completion of a pre-employment background check, which may include a criminal background check, reference checks, verification of work history, and verification of any required academic credentials, licenses, and/or certifications, with results acceptable to Dartmouth College. A criminal conviction will not automatically disqualify an applicant from employment. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.</p><br/><br/><b>Key Accountabilities</b><br/><p></p> <tr> <th>Key Accountabilities</th> <td><p>Experiments</p> <ul> <li>Conducts experiments by applying established methods and procedures.</li> <li>Sets up and assists with research protocols and experiments under the general guidance of the principal investigators and other senior investigators in the laboratory; may have primary responsibility for independently setting up, performing and trouble shooting less complex experiments.</li> <li>Observes experimental results in progress and maintains written records of activities and observations; applies past experience and precedents to identify and troubleshoot problems.</li> <li>Anticipates unexpected findings and assists in trouble-shoots techniques.</li> <li>Reconciles results that are disparate from anticipated findings; re-runs techniques as necessary.</li> <li>Reports experimental results to the principal investigator and other senior laboratory personnel and assists in their analysis</li> <li>Collaborates with the Principal Investigator in investigating and developing modifications to techniques and documents all new techniques developed in the laboratory.</li> <li>Adheres to laboratory safety requirements including general and chemical/hazardous waste safety disposal methods</li> </ul> <p>Records</p> <ul> <li>Collects and analyzes data resulting from experimentation/testing.</li> <li>Summarizes results and prepares progress reports for oral presentation at laboratory meetings.</li> <li>Prepares appropriate and understandable representations of data such as graphs, charts, tables, statistical summaries, etc.</li> <li>Contributes to the preparation of scientific manuscripts by drafting portions of the text, preparing graphs, tables, and charts, etc.</li> <li>Conducts literature searches to assist in establishing new laboratory techniques;</li> </ul> <p>Laboratory</p> <ul> <li>Accomplishes day-to-day care and housekeeping of laboratory.</li> <li>Assess the need for and orders all supplies and reagents needed for experiments.</li> <li>Assists in the maintenance of laboratory equipment and safety records, and in the preparation of routine reagents.</li> <li>Monitors laboratory equipment and instrument performance; obtains maintenance and repair as necessary.</li> <li>Maintains computerized records associated with laboratory activities.</li> <li>Instructs others in laboratory methods, procedures, and techniques and provides technical guidance and direction as required.</li> </ul> <p>Miscellaneous</p> <ul> <li>May assist in the maintenance of transgenic mouse colonies including weighing of animals, setting up pairs of animals for mating, and entering data into computerized data bases;</li> <li>May assist in surgical procedures.</li> <li>Communicates respectfully with a diverse community.</li> <li>Performs other duties as assigned.</li> </ul></td> </tr> <tr> <th>--</th> <td>Demonstrates a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and cultural awareness through actions, interactions, and communications with others.</td> </tr> <tr> <th>--</th> <td>Performs other duties as assigned.</td> </tr> <img src="https://analytics.click2apply.net/v/b7pMVLtyg7qLIxEkIeYJK"> <p>PI112145442</p>

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Posted: 2019-07-20 Expires: 2019-08-20

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