Staff Research Associate - 122431
#122431 Staff Research AssociateInitial Review Date: Thu 4/20/2023
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The incumbent participates in neuronal cell biology research on the microtubule cytoskeleton and intracellular transport in a fruit fly model. Under supervision, maintains and works with Drosophila strains, including setting up crosses, stock keeping, and managing stock database. The incumbent performs standard molecular biology techniques including DNA isolation, PCR, DNA cloning, gel electrophoresis, DNA sequence analysis, and western blotting. Prepares samples (live whole mount or dissection, fixation and immunohistochemistry) for imaging via confocal microscopy. Records data carefully and analyzes and interprets results by using Prism, Excel, ImageJ and other computer applications. Modifies protocols as needed with supervision. Assist with organization and tasks related to ordering and maintaining lab supplies and equipment.
Theoretical knowledge of molecular and cell biology, genetics, and biochemistry.
Knowledge of or experience with laboratory techniques such as preparation of buffers and other standard reagents (e.g. ability to dilute stock reagents), PCR, gel electrophoresis, sequence analysis, DNA/RNA isolation.
Excellent ability to communicate both orally and in writing. Ability to make contributions to manuscripts and grant proposals in a clear and concise manner.
Knowledge of or experience with confocal microscopy.
Computers skills and demonstrated proficiency in the use of statistical software applications. Knowledge of database, word processing and spreadsheet applications, including Windows Office and Internet applications. Ability to learn new software as required.
Ability to understand research goals and rationale. Ability to contribute to discussions in which the goals are discussed or modified.
Demonstrated ability to follow University Environmental Health and Safety requirements.
Excellent organizational skills, including ability to prioritize work and maintain clear and accurate records.
- Experience with Drosophila husbandry.
Employment is subject to a criminal background check.
Occasional evenings and weekends may be required.
Must be willing to work with hazardous materials.
Must be willing to work with animals.
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Annual Full Pay Range: $51,949 - $61,972 (will be prorated if the appointment percentage is less than 100%)
Hourly Equivalent: $24.88 - $29.68
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