Staff Research Assoc III

ResponsibilitiesMaster Degree or above in biological science is required. Under the direction of the PI, incumbent is responsible for bio-analytical , chemical and physical tests according to standardized processes, as well as data analysis, storage and computer network management. Duties include perform routine molecular biological procedures such as gel electrophoresis, blotting, chromatography, and DNA extractions. Chemical procedures such as simple synthesis, or product isolation, or biophysical procedures such as optical and kinetics measurements. The incumbent will perform animal handling, sample collection and extensive animal physiology studies. The incumbent will organize all animal related paper works, including protocol preparation, personnel training and compliance requirements

QualificationsMaster in science degree. Detailed knowledge of molecular biology principles and practices. Detailed knowledge of biochemistry principles and practices. Detailed knowledge of computer hardware and software. General knowledge of the safe and proper handling and disposal of applicable specimens, material, and equipment. Skills in handling laboratory animals. Skills in handling bio-hazard material
Skills in handling radio-active material. Skills in screening transgenic mice. Skills in extracting DNA, RNA from tissue. Skills in mini prep, maxi prep and gel extraction. Skills in PCR.Skills in southern bolt, UV cross linking. Skills in Northern bolt. Skills in protein purification, western bolt. Skills in Dot- blot
Skills in cell culture, transfect ion. Skill in fixating and staining of tissue. Skills in using the following equipments: centrifuge, incubator, spectrometer meters, gel documentation. Skills in making chemical solution, media reagent, buffer. Skills in using GCG and SAS. Skills in setting up the lab equipment and supplies. Skills in ordering lab supplies and equipment. Skills in troubleshooting, maintaining, and repairing lab computers and related hardware and software. Skills in installing computers, monitors, printers, scanners, and other accessories. Skill in installing software, operating system, updates and patches. Skills in creating and updating PI's website. Skills in maintaining back up system, database
Ability to perform laboratory procedures using applicable equipment techniques.Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Ability to use computers and related software applications
Ability to lift, transport, and deliver materials and stock lab supplies and goods. Ability to wear and work in personal protective equipment. Ability to provide assistance in solving issues. Ability to work independently and follow directions. Ability to maintain and husbandry independently for animal colonies . Ability to train and supervise students. Ability to work with co-workers, students and others.

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