The lab's major research focus is to elucidate the AAV vector-animal host interactions using contemporary high-throughput molecular biology technologies and develop novel AAV vectors for broader applications of this vector system to treating various human diseases.
A Research Assistant 2 position is available for adeno-associated virus (AAV) and gene therapy research in the Department of Molecular and Medical Genetics. The successful candidate will participate in the AAV vector and gene therapy projects conducted by the laboratory. Responsibilities will include performing various molecular biology assays, construction and preparation of plasmid DNA, production and purification of AAV vectors for animal studies, and extraction of DNA / RNA from tissues from animals including mice and nonhuman primates.
This position will provide an excellent opportunity to learn basic and advanced molecular biology techniques and theories behind them, and to gain valuable hands-on experience in biological and biomedical sciences.
Bachelor's Degree with major courses in field of research / No Experience; OR Associate's Degree and 3 years of relevant experience
Ability to work autonomously and coordinate multiple tasks simultaneously
Ability to organize a large number of samples and perform high-throughput sample processing correctly and effectively
Ability to self-motivate and plan ahead
Masters of Science in the fields of biology, biotechnology or biomedical science
More than one-year research experience as a full-time research assistant in a molecular biology lab
Application documents should include the following:
Names and contact information of at least two references
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