Research Assistant I - Diabetes/Endocrinology
Research Assistant I position is immediately available in the lab of Ray Blind, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Biochemistry and Pharmacology. Our lab studies new ways gene expression is controlled using protein biochemistry and genomics, in order to design and implement new drug discovery platforms for the treatment of diabetes and cancer.
Ideally, the candidate will have a recent bachelor's degree with undergraduate research experience in biochemistry, molecular biology, biophysics or biomedical sciences. The candidate will be in charge of lab organization, social events and lab meeting schedules in addition to helping postdocs, PhD students and undergraduates with their research. Desired skills are:
1. Self-starting, outgoing, friendly attitude.
2. Excellent organizational and social skills.
3. Recombinant bacterial protein expression and/or purification.
4. SDS-PAGE, EMSA an/or DNA-binding assays.
5. Basic cell culture and/or gene expression assays.
6. A desire to further your scientific career.
The Blind Lab
Bachelor's Degree and < 1 year experience
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