ACDM RESEARCH ASSISTANT II - BENCH-Diabetes Lab
The Methodist Research Institute - Houston, TX

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JOB SUMMARY
Utilizes skills to provide technical research laboratory support in performing research experiments. Maintains records of data collected. Assists in the organization, tabulation and analysis of data under the general supervision of the laboratory manager or Principal Investigator. May do blood draws as required by the research protocol.

PATIENT AGE GROUP SERVED
Not applicable

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Candidate will participate in research projects studying the mechanism controlling circadian biological rhythm function in obesity, diabetes and metabolism using genetic, cellular and molecular biology techniques.

Performs technical laboratory research. (EF)
Follows technical instruction in setting up and conducting experiments, including biological assays, quantitative and qualitative analyses. (EF)
Maintains records of all tests performed and data collected. (EF)
Assists in compilation, tabulation, and analysis of data. (EF)
Makes minor modifications and repairs on laboratory equipment. (EF)
Calibrates and operates a variety of laboratory equipment. (EF)
Maintenance of Animal colony
Genotyping and tissue collection
Cell culture studies and routine molecular biology experiements
May perform surgery on laboratory animals. (EF)
Effectively utilizes computer systems. (EF)
Adheres to internal controls established for department. (EF)
Orders lab supplies
Demonstrates the components of the ICARE values statement.
Follows all safety rules while on the job. Reports accidents promptly and corrects minor safety hazards. Completes all hospital required and job-related in-services and applies the information as needed.
Performs other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
BA/BS with 2-5 years experience
Or
Masters with no experience

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
Two to five years of directly related research experience required. Experience working with animal models and mammalian cell culture is preferred.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED
None required.

WORKING ENVIRONMENT
Standard laboratory environment; some assignments may be in hospital units with typical hospital environmental hazards and concerns.