A Laboratory in the Department of Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology is in need of a Research Assistant I, Core Term.
NOTE: A Term position is a staff position that exists for a period longer than six months but is not expected to last beyond one year. Although a position may exist for a specified or indefinite period, staff who accept term positions are not employed for the entire period; they are employed for indefinite periods within the limit of the appointment. There are no guarantees of continued employment, either within the term or when the term ends.
Preferred Education and Skills:
A Bachelor's degree in biological science or chemistry is preferred. The position involves the isolation, separation, and analyses of lipid classes. Some experience with techniques such as thin layer or gas chromatography is desirable, but not essential; likewise, experience with analytical techniques is desirable. Excellent organization and recording skills are preferred. The successful applicant will be highly motivated, able to work with others in a team setting, and have good communication skills.
Perform intake functions for the core laboratory.
Receive and log sample or request for services
Provide core lab services information to individuals utilizing the core including minimum requirements for services, cost, etc. Under supervision, run experiments, assays, and record results
Read and follow experimental protocols (May include animal handling, tissue culture, etc.)
Compile and communicate results to supervisor
Follow University safety protocols (may include use of combustibles, radioactivity, toxic material, and/or carcinogenics)
Perform calculations involving molarity, % solutions, and serial dilutions.
Prepare and operate equipment in experimental procedures
May include blood gas analyzer, centrifuge, pH meter, spectrophotometer, autoclave, scintillation counter, electrophoresis unit, analytical balance, etc.
Maintain and repair equipment according to manufacturer and university guidelines.
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