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Research Assistant 2

Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland Heights, OH
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Oct 14, 2021

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Job Title: Research Assistant 2
Location: Case Main Campus
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 9266
Job Description POSITION OBJECTIVEWorking under general supervision, the Research Assistant 2 will plan and carry out research work to investigate how epigenetic factors regulate cell fate. The research assistant will perform experiments using molecular biology, biochemical, and cell biology techniques, supporting laboratory members and laboratory maintenance.
Plan and carry out projects in accordance with general plans of the principal investigator using techniques of molecular biology/biochemistry and cell culture (PCR, DNA analysis, protein analysis, transfection, and transduction). (40%)Conduct a series of experiments to supply scientific information as part of a larger project. Generate, maintain and analyze tissue culture cell lines, DNA, RNA and protein samples for experimental purposes. (20%)May assist in developing improved techniques, projection methods or procedures with senior level postdoctoral scholars and principal investigators guidance. (10%)Collect and analyze data from molecular biology, biochemistry, and cell culture assays. (10%)Maintain records of experiments. Maintain clear and organized notebooks documenting procedures used and all data generated. (10%) NONESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Oversee inventory and order laboratory reagents. Assist with maintaining chemical/biological inventory in compliance with Environmental Health and Safety. (5%)Train new staff and direct the work of students. (5%)Perform other duties as assigned. ( Knowledge of commonly used concepts, practices and procedures within the biomedical science field. Ability to rely on instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform the functions of the job. Ability to operate laboratory equipment.Strong molecular biology skills (PCR, Western blotting and molecular cloning).Strong organization skills and good habit of maintaining a clean lab working environment; demonstrate attention to detail and accuracy, time management skills and proven ability to successfully follow through on assigned projects.Professional and effective verbal and written communication skills and good interpersonal skills with the ability to work and communicate with various individuals within and external to the university.Ability to work effectively independently and collaboratively within a team (must be highly motivated, responsible, dependable and a self-starter).Ability to work with sensitive information and maintain confidentiality.Ability to maintain meticulous, complete and easily retrievable laboratory data.Ability to willingly learn new techniques and procedures as needed, follow established protocols or laboratory procedures and request clarification if necessary.Ability to meet consistent attendance.Ability to interact with colleagues, supervisors and customers face to face and remotely. WORKING CONDITIONSGeneral laboratory environment: The lab is an open floor plan with abundant bench and desk space, and state-of-the-art equipment for molecular biology experiments and one fume hood for storage of hazardous and non-hazardous materials. The cell culture room nearby is equipped with incubators and culture hoods. The candidate should expect frequent interactions with lab members and must be willing to collaborate
Diversity Statement In employment, as in education, Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity. Women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Reasonable Accommodations Case Western Reserve University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Equity at 216-368-3066 to request a reasonable accommodation. Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.
COVID Vaccination Case Western Reserve University has implemented a COVID Vaccination policy requiring evidence of COVID-19 vaccination for all students, faculty and staff with an on-campus presence. Religious and medical exemptions may be provided in accordance with applicable federal and state laws. For more information go to: Applicants may contact the Office of Equity at 216-368-3066 / for information regarding religious or medical exemptions as an accommodation.
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