Research Assistant I or II
Job posting number: #7070959 (Ref:JAX28047)
Posted: October 14, 2020
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Ching Lau Lab, Farmington CT
The Research Assistant I works under direct supervision. Incumbents in these positions are learning the context and implications of the research program in order to apply and interpret theoretical knowledge necessary to conduct research in one or more scientific disciplines. The range of duties includes, but is not limited to: project planning, experimental design, developing methodology, conducting procedures, , data collection and analysis, assisting in the preparation of publications and reports. Incumbents must demonstrate and model effective mental concentration, visual attention and manipulative skills. Incumbents are required to work flexible shifts that may include evenings, week-ends and/or holidays depending on the demands of the research and/or laboratory operations.
• Carrying out mice experiment, including, but not limited to, administration and injection of tumor cells or drugs, animal husbandry, tissue and blood sampling, keeping accurate record and data and entering information to database or spreadsheets.
• Maintaining laboratory equipment and apparatus in good condition and good overall laboratory hygiene.
• Ordering and managing consumable stocks for experiments
• Maintaining accurate record of laboratory inventories.
• Coordinating material transfers within JAX campuses and across institutes and hospitals.
• Providing basic training of new coming members
• Carrying out cell experiments under direct supervision
• Other duties as assigned
Bachelor's degree in biological sciences or realted discipline OR 1-3 years of related experience
• Mouse handling and husbandry skills preferred
• Fundamental computer skills, including familiarity with Excel and Word;
• Ability to clearly and concisely communicate information verbally and in written form.
• Ability to demonstrate effective mental concentration, visual attention and dexterity
• Ability to interact with all individuals in a productive, professional and positive manner to enhance the outcome of the goals of the research program
• Established understanding of good safety practices and a demonstrated history of safe conduct
• Proven ability to organize time effectively and work under time constraints, meet deadlines and prioritize work
• Ability to work flexible shifts (evening/week-end/holiday)
• Regular, reliable and consistent attendance