Research Assistant I
Job Reference14-06-07
Job TitleResearch Assistant I
Description
The Biology Department is searching for a Research Assistant I to join their team. This is a regular full-time position and is eligible for benefits.
 
 JOB SUMMARY:
Assist Postdoctoral Fellows and others in research on molecular responses of fish embryos to toxicants. Methods include embryo maintenance and staging, exposure of embryos to chemicals, characterization of phenotypes using microscopy, microinjection of RNA and DNA into embryos, RNA isolation, quantative gene expression analysis using real-time reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (qRTPCR), gel electrophoresis, western blotting, data analysis and graphing. performs other related duties as required.
Previous experience working with fish embryos is important. Previous experience with most or all of the techniques mentioned is important. Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Word is highly desirable.
 
PHYSICAL DUTIES:
Depth perception, ability to adjust vision to bring objects into focus, ability to distinguish basic color. Occasional standing/walking, occasional prolonged standing/walking, manual dexterity and mobility, use of hands for basic grasping/manipulation, use of hands for fine manipulation, occasional reaching;stooping;bending;kneeling;crouching. Physical duties are subject to change.
 
WORKING CONDITIONS:
Hazardous substances or specimens, odorous chemicals or specimens.
 
EDUCATION DESIRED:
Bachelor's Degree in science and advanced coursework in biology and molecular sciences.
 
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