Research Assistant II - OBGYN - Green Center
Categories: Research & Laboratory Support
Department: OB Gyn Green Center
Full/Part Time/PRN: Full-Time
Experience and Education
Bachelor's degree with major coursework in field of assignment and two (2) years experience to include one (1) year as Research Assistant I or equivalent.
Completion of two (2) years of college or specialized training in histology, serology, medical technology, etc. and five (5) years experience to include one (1) year as Research Assistant I or equivalent.
High school graduation with courses in basic sciences and seven (7) years experience to include one (1) year as Research Assistant I or equivalent.
Constructs, assembles, and operates experimental or other special designed laboratory apparatus and equipment.
Assembles and analyzes research data.
Assists in preparation of research material for reports or publication.
May supervise group of Research Technicians and/or Research Assistants of lower grade, making work assignments, advising on work procedures and reviewing work in process and upon completion.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Plan assigned research projects in coordination with the PI and other lab members, exercising responsibility for project performance and accountability for progress. Personally perform advanced scientific research, suggesting modifications to, or improvements in, design of research projects, presenting original ideas for follow-up studies, and recommending utilization of new and or revised techniques and procedures to obtain desired results. Projects will involve molecular and biochemical approaches, cell culture, and mouse models.
Initiate and perform the day-to-day laboratory operations on one or more research projects in coordination with the PI and other lab members. Assist in evaluating lab methods, procedures and techniques based on established objectives. Prepare and contribute to the assembly of data and other information for publication as requested.
Provide support for the lab by assisting with the maintenance, propagation, QC analysis, and assays of various mammalian cell lines, making solutions, dishwashing, autoclaving, cleaning, and generally ensuring smooth operations in the lab. Works with lab personnel to coordinate activities. Ensures that lab personnel adhere to all biohazard control and laboratory safety protocols. Assists with the ordering of chemicals, reagents and other laboratory supplies, and maintenance of lab inventories.
Assist with special lab management projects at the request of the PI. Includes organizing and sending reagents to other institutions, researching and testing equipment and protocols, organizing lab group activities.
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