Assist in conducting basic science and translational research focused on age-related bone loss. Conduct research in a highly organized manner with considerable independence and willingness to learn new techniques. Ongoing experiments involve both cell culture and mouse models (both transgenic and surgical).
All responsibilities of this position will follow University and federal guidelines under the direction and supervision of the Principal Investigator or senior research team members. This person will be able to work independently and as part of a research team, and to communicate effectively with other lab staff and the principal investigator. The Research Asst will be able to maintain, complete and organize reports/records while paying special attention to details. The Research Asst is expected to readily learn from failed experiments and adapt procedures accordingly, with assistance of the Principal Investigator or other research team members.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
(40%) - Modern cellular and molecular biological procedures.
(30%) - Animal handling, genotyping, and experiments.
(20%) - Maintaining detailed and organized experimental records, statistical analysis.
(10%) - Manuscript drafting and figure/table construction.
High school diploma or GED.
Ability to rapidly learn and apply modern research techniques in a highly organized and reproducible manner. Proficient communication skills. Maintains a high degree of professionalism. Demonstrated time management and priority setting skills. Demonstrates a high commitment to quality.
Bachelor's degree in biology, microbiology, biochemistry, biomedical engineering, or a related field and one year of prior biological/biomedical research experience.
Working Conditions / Demands
Must be able to work with noxious chemicals and with mice. The role regularly requires the ability to effectively communicate. The role frequently requires the ability to move about the work environment and to position oneself to operate laboratory equipment effectively. The role requires the ability to move objects weighing up to 25 pounds and will occasionally work near moving mechanical parts. The person in this role must be able to perform the essential functions with or without an accommodation.
Equipment Utilized: Standard cellular and molecular biology equipment and/or specialized equipment for imaging (uCT) or mechanical testing (compression, torsion, etc).
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