The assistant will work under the supervision of the Principal Investigator on various aspects of running, assisting with managing and writing results of basic experiments in musculoskeletal stem cell and developmental biology.
The candidate will carry out molecular biology, biochemistry and cell biology on zebrafish, including molecular cloning, gene expression profiling, and live imaging with microscopes. In addition, s/he will manage zebrafish lines, purify DNA and RNA for the production of transgenic and mutant zebrafish, carry out microinjections, perform routine histological techniques including embedding and sectioning, keep organized laboratory records, maintain lab supplies, prepare solutions, administration duties to assist grant application. Any other duties as assigned.
Requires two years of college or a completed A.A. program with an emphasis on chemistry, biology, physics or related science or equivalent in education, training and experience
Willing to work some weekend hours.
Highly organized with great attention to detail.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, ability to prioritize, work independently and as a team member, exercise sound judgment and discretion, maintain a high level of confidentiality, and the ability to work under pressure, are essential.
Computer skills, including Photoshop, Illustrator, Excel and Word.
Bachelor's degree in chemistry, biology, physics or related science or equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Strong organizational, interpersonal, analytical and research/writing skills.
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
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