We are looking for an experienced research specialist to manage a molecular biology lab studying components of the blood coagulation system that are influenced by genetic alteration found in human populations. Any experience in the field of hemostasis is a plus but not a requirement.
- Conducting specific research experiments and maintain an electronic lab notebook
- Ensuring that laboratory is compliant with regulatory activities
- Routine equipment maintenance
- Reagent preparation, ordering laboratory supplies, and maintaining an inventory system for supplies and regulatory purposes
The candidate should be able to:
- Work independently within the lab and perform complex tasks.
- Should be able to interpret, analyze data and act upon the results.
- Should provide suggestions about research design and data analysis.
- Should be able to provide technical assistance to future students and postdoctoral fellows.
General duties include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Human blood processing (plasma and buffy coat)
- DNA and RNA isolation
- Gel electrophoresis
- Protein isolation and Western blotting
- Molecular cloning, site-directed mutagenesis
- Mammalian cell culture and transfection
- Confocal microscopy
- Flow cytometry
- Other duties as assigned by the lab PI
- Bachelor’s degree in biology, or biochemistry.
- At least 5 years prior experience in molecular biology experimental research.
- Basic computer skills required including working knowledge of spreadsheets and data presentation tools.
- Applicants should have co-authored journal publications, and had prior supervisory roles within research laboratories.
- Human genetics
- Hemostasis and thrombosis
- Von Willebrand factor biology
- AlphaLISA technology
- Mouse handling, colony maintenance and injection techniques
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