At OHSU's Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences we work to improve the lives of workers through biomedical and occupational research.
Dr. Weinhouses laboratory studies the impacts of environmental stressors such as heavy metals and endocrine disrupting chemicals on the mammalian epigenome. I have an opening for a highly motivated research technician to assist with several environmental epigenetics research projects. Primary responsibilities for this position include designing and conducting wet lab and animal experiments, supporting lab staff and trainees and assisting with lab management and maintenance. This Research Assistant 2 position requires animal work.
1. Perform mouse exposure experiments, including administering chemical pollutants (e.g., mercury, lead, bisphenol A) via special diets or injections, animal weaning, sexing, and dissection, and post-dissection mouse tissue experiments.
2. Perform mammalian cell culture experiments, using primary tissue culture and cell lines.
3. Design and perform molecular biology experiments with DNA, RNA, and protein, including short amplicon DNA sequencing, next-generation sequencing library preparation and quality control, PCR, real-time quantitative PCR, chromatin immunoprecipitation, and fluorescent in situ hybridization.
4. Manage laboratory organization, laboratory records, and new laboratory protocols.
5. Oversee inventory, submit new orders and maintain order log.
Bachelors Degree (4 yr) with major courses in the field/No Experience OR AA (2 yr) and 3 years relevant experience.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Ability to work both independently and in a small group setting
Highly motivated and responsibleAbility to interact in a positive and productive manner with a diverse lab community
Excellent organization skills and attention to detail
Bachelors degree in a biological related field and some laboratory experience.
Some laboratory experience.
Working conditions: Working hours of this position will vary but are mostly M-F 8:30am-5pm with flexibility for occasional evenings and weekends due to scientific needs or grant applications.
Physical demands & equipment usage: Computer work, standing and sitting while using a computer or completing lab experiments.
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