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Research Assistant

Albany College of Pharmacy
Ny State Campus, NY
Closing date
Jun 8, 2023

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Organization Type
Position Title Research Assistant

Job Function Research (Staff)

Worker Category Full Time

Appointment Length 12 Month

Position Summary

The research assistant performs various assays, imaging, mouse experiments, and other technical duties to assist with the research activities of the laboratory and may be required to work with animal models.

Required Qualifications

The individual will carry out research projects studying drug resistant breast cancer research and at the same time manage all daily functioning of a research laboratory.

Report and communicate with the principal investigator on a daily or regular basis about results and research progress, or any other research matter.

Maintain documents, record keeping, supplies and inventory, and all aspects of the laboratory that include clean, smooth and safe operation of laboratory and equipment.

Ensure all environmental health and safety rules and regulations that include biosafety and chemical hygiene in the laboratory, and safety of all individuals working in the laboratory.

Recommend new approaches and procedures, collaborate with various departments to identify and resolve any technical issues, participate in meetings.

Plan and coordinate research projects, train and supervise students and new laboratory members in executing projects in a timely fashion.

Develop, maintain, review and recommend improvements to lab procedures and experimental protocols.

Stay current with latest developments in research, lab procedures and techniques.

Knowledge, skills and abilities:

Strong oral and written communication skills.

Writing skills to prepare manuscripts for publication and contribute to grant applications.

Alertness in staying current with research literature.

Computer skills - Microsoft office, graph pad prism, ImageJ and other data analysis software and tools.

Education and Experience:

The minimum level of education for the position is B.S. in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry or equivalent with at least 1-3 years of relevant laboratory experience after graduation.

M.S. and 1-2 years of experience in DNA cloning, qRT-PCR, western blotting analysis, tissue/cell culture, and animal.

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, climb or balance, stoop, kneel or crouch. The employee must occasionally life and/or move up to 30 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

Work environment:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.

Position Salary Range $17.36 - $26.92 hourly

Posting Details

Posting Number Acad2222014

Desired Start Date 06/01/2023

Application Deadline Open Until Filled

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicant Documents

Required Documents


Optional Documents

Cover Letter

Letter of Intent

Curriculum Vitae

Statement of Research Plans

Letter of Recommendation (1)

NA -Not Applicable


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