Research Assistant in Neuroscience
Research Assistant needed with computational skills to conduct genomic single nuclear RNA-seq data analysis, like data alignment, calling cell types and differential expression. Position needed with biological/medical knowledge about ischemia.
- Researches and collects data through complex laboratory/ scientific experiments, techniques, and procedures; library research; structured interviews; or through other means for designated research assignments.
- Records and compiles information related to research data. Codes data accordingly to research specifications. Uses a computer terminal to input and retrieve data and to generate reports. Processes and summarizes data using scientific or statistical techniques.
- Assists in data interpretation and analyses. Reports on status of research activities. Sets up, operates and maintains laboratory equipment and apparatus.
- Formulates and prepares scientific solutions and media. Recruits study participants. Orders and maintains inventory of supplies.
- May assist in designing, developing, and modifying research experiments, procedures, or survey instruments. May oversee and instruct research staff.
- Performs additional functions incidental to research activities.
Required Education and Experience
Six years of related work experience, four of them in the same job family at the next lower level, and high school level education; or four years of related work experience and an Associate's degree; or little or no work experience and a Bachelor's degree in a related field; or an equivalent combination of experience and education.
Required Skill/Ability 1:
Computational skills and experience to perform genomic data analysis, particularly single nuclear RNA-seq. Data analysis experience required in R or Python software.
Required Skill/Ability 2:
Biological knowledge and understanding of ischemia effects on major organs in mammals.
Required Skill/Ability 3:
Knowledge of cardiovascular physiology and system pathophysiology.
Required Skill/Ability 4:
Knowledge of ischemia pathophysiology and associated molecular changes across major organ systems.
Required Skill/Ability 5:
Knowledge of organ specific and conserved mechanisms of cellular ischemic injury.
Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:
Advanced degree in biology or medicine.
Weekend Hours Required?
Evening Hours Required?
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