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Research Assistant II

Dartmouth College
Hanover, NH 03755
  • Job Code
    115157013


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 II

Department
Molecular and Systems Biology

Position Number
1125882

Position Purpose

To serve as lab manager for a genetics/molecular biology lab comprising ~12 people; to independently conduct experiments as defined in the research plan and to serve on a research team involved in the investigation of circadian rhythms in fungi and animals



Skills & Knowledge
  • Superior organizational and time management skills.
  • Highly competent in molecular biological and/or biochemical methods; skills with nucleic acids and proteins desirable.
  • Ability to work both independently and in collaborations with others at different universities, and apply critical thinking and sound judgment.
  • Ability to manage laboratory inventory and records.
  • Editorial skills for preparation of reports.
  • Although not routine, willingness as needed to work with/be exposed to hazardous materials such as radioactive materials, infectious materials, and/or hazardous chemicals is important.
  • Knowledge of computers and software applications.
  • Knowledge of standard computer software packages for data analysis and presentation, and on-line literature search engines.


Minimum Experience
  • Three years of relevant laboratory research experience.
  • The research involves common microbiological and molecular biological techniques including strain propagation on agar slants, DNA cloning, cell transformation, DNA sequencing, PCR, Western blotting, etc. as well as operation of computer-driven data acquisition systems.


Minimum Education
  • Bachelor's degree with a major in one of the Biological Sciences or the equivalent.


SEIU Level
Not an SEIU Position

FLSA
Non-Exempt

Employment Category
Regular Full Time

Department Contact for Cover Letter
Cheryl Bush

Special Instructions to Applicants

This position is funded by a grant. Continuation is based upon available funds.

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

Laboratory Management

  • Coordinates students, staff, and postdocs for completion of lab community chores.
  • Schedules and monitors utilization of laboratory facilities, equipment, and supplies.
  • Monitors equipment and instrument performance; obtains necessary maintenance and repair.
  • Coordinates ordering and maintains stock of laboratory supplies.
  • May provide technical direction to laboratory technicians and student workers.
  • Monitors work in progress to ensure accomplishment is timely and in accordance with reasonable methods and standards.
  • Instructs others in laboratory methods, procedures, and techniques and provides technical guidance and direction as required.

Research/Experiments

  • Maintains records of strain collections and durable long-term reagents such as antisera.
  • Independently sets up and monitors experiments in progress.
  • Identifies, troubleshoots, and corrects or recommends solutions to problems associated with experimental design; methods, procedures, and techniques; or equipment and facilities.
  • As necessary, develops and/or implements new or modified research methods, procedures, and techniques to meet the unique requirements of assigned research problems.
  • Adheres to laboratory safety requirements including general and chemical/hazardous waste safety disposal methods.

Data Collection/Preparation

  • Collects, analyzes, and interprets data resulting from experimentation.
  • Performs literature searches to develop information of relevance to the research.
  • Prepares appropriate and understandable representations of data such as sequences, graphs, charts, etc.
  • Participates in the preparation of reports and presentation of the research findings.

Miscellaneous

  • Communicates and interacts respectfully with a diverse community.
  • Depending on experience and interest, 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.
  • Depending on experience and interest, may assist in mouse surgical procedures.

Demonstrates a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and cultural awareness through actions, interactions, and communications with others.

-- Performs other duties as assigned.

PI115157013

<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 II<br/><br/><b>Department</b><br/>Molecular and Systems Biology<br/><br/><b>Position Number</b><br/>1125882<br/><br/><b>Position Purpose</b><br/><p>To serve as lab manager for a genetics/molecular biology lab comprising ~12 people; to independently conduct experiments as defined in the research plan and to serve on a research team involved in the investigation of circadian rhythms in fungi and animals</p><br/><br/><b>Skills & Knowledge</b><br/><ul> <li>Superior organizational and time management skills.</li> <li>Highly competent in molecular biological and/or biochemical methods; skills with nucleic acids and proteins desirable.</li> <li>Ability to work both independently and in collaborations with others at different universities, and apply critical thinking and sound judgment.</li> <li>Ability to manage laboratory inventory and records.</li> <li>Editorial skills for preparation of reports.</li> <li>Although not routine, willingness as needed to work with/be exposed to hazardous materials such as radioactive materials, infectious materials, and/or hazardous chemicals is important.</li> <li>Knowledge of computers and software applications.</li> <li>Knowledge of standard computer software packages for data analysis and presentation, and on-line literature search engines.</li> </ul><br/><br/><b>Minimum Experience</b><br/><ul> <li>Three years of relevant laboratory research experience.</li> <li>The research involves common microbiological and molecular biological techniques including strain propagation on agar slants, DNA cloning, cell transformation, DNA sequencing, PCR, Western blotting, etc. as well as operation of computer-driven data acquisition systems.</li> </ul><br/><br/><b>Minimum Education</b><br/><ul> <li>Bachelor's degree with a major in one of the Biological Sciences or the equivalent.</li> </ul><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/>Cheryl Bush<br/><br/><b>Special Instructions to Applicants</b><br/><p>This position is funded by a grant. Continuation is based upon available funds.</p> <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/><table> <tr> <th>Key Accountabilities</th> <td><p>Laboratory Management</p> <ul> <li>Coordinates students, staff, and postdocs for completion of lab community chores.</li> <li>Schedules and monitors utilization of laboratory facilities, equipment, and supplies.</li> <li>Monitors equipment and instrument performance; obtains necessary maintenance and repair.</li> <li>Coordinates ordering and maintains stock of laboratory supplies.</li> <li>May provide technical direction to laboratory technicians and student workers.</li> <li>Monitors work in progress to ensure accomplishment is timely and in accordance with reasonable methods and standards.</li> <li>Instructs others in laboratory methods, procedures, and techniques and provides technical guidance and direction as required.</li> </ul> <p>Research/Experiments</p> <ul> <li>Maintains records of strain collections and durable long-term reagents such as antisera.</li> <li>Independently sets up and monitors experiments in progress.</li> <li>Identifies, troubleshoots, and corrects or recommends solutions to problems associated with experimental design; methods, procedures, and techniques; or equipment and facilities.</li> <li>As necessary, develops and/or implements new or modified research methods, procedures, and techniques to meet the unique requirements of assigned research problems.</li> <li>Adheres to laboratory safety requirements including general and chemical/hazardous waste safety disposal methods.</li> </ul> <p>Data Collection/Preparation</p> <ul> <li>Collects, analyzes, and interprets data resulting from experimentation.</li> <li>Performs literature searches to develop information of relevance to the research.</li> <li>Prepares appropriate and understandable representations of data such as sequences, graphs, charts, etc.</li> <li>Participates in the preparation of reports and presentation of the research findings.</li> </ul> <p>Miscellaneous</p> <ul> <li>Communicates and interacts respectfully with a diverse community.</li> <li>Depending on experience and interest, 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>Depending on experience and interest, may assist in mouse surgical procedures.</li> </ul> <p>Demonstrates a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and cultural awareness through actions, interactions, and communications with others.</p></td> </tr> <tr> <th>--</th> <td>Performs other duties as assigned.</td> </tr> </table> <img src="https://analytics.click2apply.net/v/lLxY5LC2p4x4cbo4u42BV"> <p>PI115157013</p>

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Posted: 2019-11-04 Expires: 2019-12-05

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