The Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology and the Institute for Quantitative Health Science and Engineering (IQ) are seeking a Research Assistant. The Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology and IQ offer a unique environment for performing state-of-the-art research with many of the top scientists in the field for understanding disease and developing early diagnosis and therapeutics.
The research project focuses on:
Developing optical imaging assays to interrogate the concentration and distribution of extra-cellular vesicles (EVs) in culture or in vivo, signals transferred by EVs such as cell viability, gene transfer, protein levels, and enzyme activity.
Engineering EVs or generating biomimetic EVs to develop a novel gene delivery system for cancer therapy.
Job duties include, but are not limited to:
Performing laboratory biochemical assays, DNA cloning and molecular biological assays, cell culture, microscopy, and mouse handling and dosing.
Data acquisition and analysis.
Operating and maintaining scientific instruments.
Participating in a laboratory and department wide team environment towards problem-solving.
Working with vendors, placing orders and maintaining lab inventory.
Maintaining lab records and protocols.
Unit Specific Education/Experience/Skills
Knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired by completing a four-year college degree program in the specific field of research employment or other related science fields; one to three years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in standard laboratory procedures and safety requirements and performing analytical and research techniques in an area related to research being performed; may require software specific to the area of research; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Candidates with practical/ theoretical background in cellular and molecular biology, cancer biology with B.A. or similar degree are welcome to apply. Experience in chemistry, mouse studies, genome editing are advantages.
Required Application Materials
Please submit a cover letter, CV, names and contact information of three references.
This is an off-dated position funded for one year from date of hire with possible extension contingent upon funding renewal.
Summary of Physical Demands
-Lifting laboratory equipment, packages, and supplies
-Carrying packages and deliver from loading dock to lab
-Assist in moving core lab/facility equipment
Summary of Health Risks
-Exposure to human blood, serum, tissue and other body fluids; and materials covered under Universal Precautions
-TB risk or work within 3 feet of human patients in a health care setting or have potential exposure to animals or to specimens with Mycobacterium
-Work with animals or unfixed animal tissue
-Risks that have been identified by Environmental Health and Safety, such as isoflurane, hazardous waste, and chemical waste
Bidding Eligibility ends on 3/19/2019 at 11:55 PM
Internal Number: 564800
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