Reporting to the principal investigator, the incumbent provides support for ongoing experiments in a Molecular biology/biochemistry laboratory studying how errors in synthesis in mRNA lead to human diseases.
This is a one year grant-funded position with possible renewal contingent on securing additional funding.
Assisting in the culturing and maintaining of human cell types - 25%
Performing DNA, RNA and protein isolation and via sequencing, PCR or Western blot as appropriate. 25%
Treating cells with various hit compounds and assisting researchers to analyze cells for changes in growth and gene expression and assisting with CRISPR-based experiments to help researchers identify key genes and pathways affected by mutation ??? 25%
Maintaining laboratory and cell culture stock inventory and ordering replacement supplies 10%
Reviewing laboratory equipment for operability and ordering maintenance as needed - 10%
Performing related duties and responsibilities as assigned/requested - 5%
Bachelor's degree in Biology or related field and one (1) year of experience in a research environment.
1+ yrs of lab experience preferred.
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
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