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The Part-Time Associate Researcher is an entry laboratory research position, responsible for conduct of routine and assisting in routine and standardized experiments using techniques specific to the assigned research project under the supervision of the Principal Investigator or a senior researcher. This individual typically conducts laboratory research and the position may include lab and clerical support. S/he analyzes and assists in interpreting research outcomes.
A motivation for Science and interest in biomedical research is ideal to work closely with Dr. Alice Kamphorst and other scientist with great opportunity for one-on-one mentorship. The research program focuses on T cells, with emphasis on cancer immunology. Candidate must be detail-oriented, highly motivated to learn, and flexible. Should have the ability to work independently as well as in group. Must possess excellent organizational, record-keeping, analytical and communication skills. Willingness to work with mice (previous experience would be great) and handle BSL2 viruses such as lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus after appropriate training. Will be trained to perform basic tissue culture, virology and molecular biology techniques (e.g. plaque assay, DNA/RNA extraction, PCR). Will assist in processing blood and tissues from mice or humans and perform experiments using flow cytometry and other techniques as required. Will perform general laboratory duties as assigned. Will assist in ordering laboratory supplies and general organization of the lab. With experience, under limited supervision will conduct experiments using advanced techniques specific to the research project. Expected to assist in analysis and review of experimental data for publication and presentation. Communicates ideas, problems, suggestions, and messages in a timely and effective manner. Seeks guidance as necessary and asks appropriate questions with in doubt.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Conducts routine and standardized experiments using appropriate research techniques specific to subject matter of the research project
- Analyzes and assists in interpreting laboratory results of moderate complexity
- Performs assays to support research studies
- Maintains laboratory environment and assists in the upkeep of appropriate inventory; may include ordering of supplies
- Logs and tests samples; prepares and submits laboratory materials and specimens for shipment
- Assists in the collection, analysis and review of experimental data for publication and presentation
- Other duties as assigned
- Bachelors degree in science or related field required
- 0-2 year of research/laboratory experience
- Appropriate verbal, written and interpersonal skills
- Organizational, problem solving and analytical skills
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