RESEARCH ASSISTANT (CANCER RESEARCH LAB)

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Posting Number 00202
Title RESEARCH ASSISTANT (CANCER RESEARCH LAB)
Position Title Research Assistant
Position Number 00091
Job Description

The Research Assistant will work under the supervision of the Division Chief, Faculty, and Staff to provide technical assistance and support to cancer research studies investigating the link between metabolic syndrome and cancer. This position will provide support to associated Faculty and Staff to prepare buffers and reagents as well as perform routine assays as needed. The focus of the Division of Cancer Research and Training is on translational cancer health disparities and this specific project will aim to understand the molecular relationship between metabolism, breast cancer, and response to therapeutic agents.

Required Qualifications

Qualifications/Requirements:
EDUCATION:
• Regionally accredited undergraduate degree (B.A., B.S.) required in Biological Sciences or related field.

EXPERIENCE:
• Basic background in biochemistry and/or molecular biology.
• Prefer some experience in laboratory; cancer research is a plus.

Minimum Requirements

KNOWLEDGE/ABILITY/SKILLS:
• Ability to perform basic cell culture; growth, invasion, and MTT assays; IHC/IMF; PCR/Western, and other basic molecular and biochemical assays as needed.
• Ability to prepare buffers and reagents as requested according to protocols.
• Ability to follow protocols to perform experiments.
• Willingness to learn new molecular/biochemical procedures.
• Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office and use of PubMed is a plus.

Preferred Qualifications

Biological Sciences or related field. Prefer some experience in laboratory; cancer research is a plus.

Physical Demands

• The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Occasional stooping. Frequent standing. Constant walking, sitting, climbing, reaching high/low levels, finger movement, feeling, speaking clearly, hearing conversationally, and seeing far and near.

Essential Duties

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• Assist in performing cell culture, growth/invasion and MTT assays, DNA/RNA extractions, IHC/IMF, PCR/Western Blots, and other molecular and biochemical procedures.
• Assist in preparation of buffers, reagents, MTT, western blot, PCR and other molecular assay materials.
• Participates in performing inventory of supplies, and assists in communications related to the study.
• Assists in preparation of data, performs basic record keeping of protocols and results, and figure presentation.
• Assist the Faculty and Staff in mentoring student interns.

Other Duties and Responsibilities:
• Will receive training in basic cancer health disparities laboratory research and have the opportunity to participate in seminars and lectures addressing cancer health disparities.
• Perform other related duties as assigned.

Complexity

• The ability to perform highly detailed work with sustained attention and care while providing/obtaining information on numerous inquiries is paramount to success in this position.

Mental Demands

• The mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Frequent work on a variety of unrelated tasks. Constant calculating interrupted work, work on a variety of interrelated tasks, and use of sustained concentration, reasoning, judgment, resourcefulness, analytical ability, and ingenuity.

Work Environment

• The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Special Requirements

• Ability to work effectively with a diverse community.
• The ideal candidate has interest in cancer health disparities.

Job Code 3106
FLSA Non-Exempt
Category Part Time
Grade PS-1
Number of Vacancies 1

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EEO Statement

Charles R. Drew University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Open Date 11/04/2015
Close Date
Open Until Filled (overrides close field) No
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