The incumbent will use a variety of molecular, cell biology and biochemical techniques under the direct supervision of the Principal Investigator to implement NIH funded research program. Common experimental procedures include growing and harvesting bacteria and cultured cells, preparing plasmid DNA, RNA isolation, gel electrophoresis, transfections, expression and purification of recombinant proteins, western and northern blotting, PCR, sample preparation for conventional and NextGen sequencing, in vivo cross-linking and deep sequencing, mitochondrial preparation and characterization. The research component will constitute approximately 75% of the effort. A significant degree of independence is expected in conducting all experimental tasks. The remaining effort will be applied to lab management including ordering supplies, maintaining equipment, communicating with vendors and facilities, maintaining lab collections and depositories, supervising lab assistants.
Bachelor or masters degree in molecular or cell biology or biochemistry. At least three years of practical laboratory experience in a molecular biology is required. The following skills and knowledge are required. Knowledge of microbiology, biochemistry and molecular genetics, Preparation of chemical solutions and media, Sterile cell culture techniques, Molecular cloning, PCR, nucleic acids isolation and analysis, Experience growing bacterial cultures and other cultures, Electrophoresis in acrylamide and agarose gels, Lab records, databases, and online tools applications, Word processing and research record keeping.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.
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