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Research Asst,InterPosted by: NMSU
Posted date: Feb-01-2017
Location: Las Cruces, NM
Manage a biochemistry/molecular biology laboratory
Managing inventory and supplies, including chemicals, mammalian cells, reagents, and others
Assisting students with laboratory experiments
Experimental expertise required:
‚Ę Mammalian cell culture experiments
‚Ę Real time PCR analysis
‚Ę Western blot analysis
‚Ę 96 well colorimetric and luminescent assays
‚Ę RNA/DNA harvest and purification
Generating publication quality graphs and analyzing data
Utilize Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, GraphPad Prism, ImageJ, and others
Managing, including scheduling and stocking, numerous biosafety level 2 laboratories
Bachelor‚s degree in a related field.
No previous work experience required.
Intermediate-level professional in support of a project in a research discipline. Involved in leading lower-level professional and technical support staff or in complex scientific research. Performs complex data collection, reduction, and laboratory techniques requiring the use of independent judgment. Performs tests and analyses to determine procedures to be used and interprets results.
Classification Standard Duties
Collects, processes, and assists in the compilation and verification of research data, samples, and/or specimens, following strict protocol and detailed instructions. Performs or assists with the execution of routine research protocol, such as interviewing, testing, and/or scientific procedures. Uses specialized analytical equipment, instrumentation, and/or statistical software, as specifically assigned, to assist with routine data analysis and interpretation, as appropriate to the position. Assists in the setup, operation, and maintenance of research equipment, instrumentation, and/or facilities, as specifically instructed. May travel to field research sites or other locations to collect and record data and/or samples, as appropriate to established study objectives and protocols. Follows established departmental policies, procedures, and objectives, continuous quality improvement objectives, and safety, environmental, and/or infection control standards.
Knowledge and understanding of principles, procedures, regulations, and standards applicable to the job. Understanding of the University‚s mission, vision and goals.
Skill in the use of computerized systems and databases.
Ability to understand and follow basic scientific research protocol and procedure. Ability to understand and follow complex, detailed technical instructions.