RESEARCH ASSISTANT
Texas A&M Health Science Center - College Station, TX

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Baccalaureate degree in Biology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology or related fields. Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others. Ability to perform all tasks and job responsibilities safely without injury to self and others in compliance with A&M System and use guidelines.

Preferred Education and Experience:
BS or BA in relevant scientific field with at least (1) year of research experience. Experience in Immunology and/or Molecular Biology techniques. Experience in specific immunological assays include Western blot and ELISA would be desirable. Must be willing to work with small animals (guinea pigs), specific training will be provided. Experience in Molecular Biology techniques( DNA and RNA extraction cloning, conventional and realtime PCR ) would also be an advantage. Preferred candidate will have the ability to work independently and as team player with minimum supervision and be capable of planning an effective work day. In addition, excellent communication, organizational and scientific recording skills are a plus.

Job Detail:
Directly involved in running day to day experiments and its analysis to support the main research focus of the laboratory including western blots, immunoprecipitation, ELISA , tissue culture (maintain cell line and growing up virus stocks), DNA cloning, PCR and DNA analysis. Provide support for related projects performed by the principal investigators, postdoctoral researcher and graduate students. Daily laboratory responsibilities include maintaining laboratory and supplies, equipment maintenance, and following safety guidelines. Supervise student workers hired as dishwashers and media makers and bear responsibilities when students are not available. Maintain general cleanliness of the laboratory. Research literature, update and assist with grant preparations. Change gas tanks, stock shelves and dispose of waste containers. This position requires bending, lifting, reaching above shoulders and crouching. Other duties as assigned.

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