Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Assistant Research Technician
Job Category: Fulltime Term Exempt Overtime Eligible: Overtime Eligible Benefits Eligible: Benefit Based
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Job Summary The Voorhees lab is seeking a motivated individual to work as part of a team to carry out structural and functional studies on protein biosynthesis and quality control. The work includes all aspects of molecular and structural biology including cryo-electron microscopy, cloning, protein expression, and protein biochemistry.
Job Duties - Assist with general laboratory organization and set-up. - Generate and maintain common laboratory reagents. - Clone and test various protein expression constructs. - Purification and analysis of single proteins and protein complexes. - Functional experiments in mammalian cells and in vitro translation systems. - Assist with electron microscopy grid preparation and data collection. - A highly motivated and qualified candidate may develop independent projects. - Other duties as assigned.
Basic Qualifications - Bachelor degree in science with an educational emphasis in chemistry or biology required by date of hire. - Must have good practical experience in all basic molecular biology techniques and be able to learn new skills related to all aspects of cryo-electron microscopy. - Ability to work as part of a team. - Excellent organization and communication skills are require.
Preferred Qualifications - A background in molecular biology or structural biology. - Experience with mammalian tissue culture. - Protein purification experience.
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