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 (RA2) position is available for adeno-associated virus (AAV) and gene therapy research in the Department of Molecular and Medical Genetics. The RA2 will participate in the AAV vector and gene therapy projects conducted by the laboratory. Responsibilities include:
Performs various molecular biology assays, including construction and preparation of plasmid DNA, production and purification of AAV vectors for animal studies, and extraction of DNA / RNA from animal tissues
Assists in the daily operation of the lab including hazardous waste disposal, sterilization of equipment, cleaning glassware, general servicing, ordering of equipment and lab supplies, and preparation of media and buffers
Collects, records, organizes and verifies the accuracy of data; conducts leterature searches and summarizes information in an appropriate format for a particular study; documents and interprets results of experiments and reports to Principal Investigator
Presents experimental results at lab meetings and participates in departmental and group seminars
Bachelor's Degree (4 yr) with major courses in field of research; OR Associate's (2 yr) 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 be self-motivated and to plan ahead
Master's of Science degree in the fields of biology , biotechnology or biomedical science
Experience as a full-time research assistant in a molecular biology lab
Apply here online with a cover letter, resume/CV and at least two professional references.
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