Research Assistant in Cancer Research
Grade Number 6
Position Number 600601
Posting Number 1617
A research assistant is needed to assist in research project under direct supervision of the PI. The project focuses on cancer research. In this project, we will screen for potential anti-cancer compounds from natural sources. In addition, we will investigate the mechanisms (at the cellular and molecular levels) responsible for the anti-cancer effect of these compounds.
Minimum qualifications for this position:
- Must have Bachelor's degree in a biological science, preferably molecular biology, biochemistry, or related field.
- Prior research experience with at least two years of the following: standard cellular and molecular techniques: mammalian cell culture (establishment and maintenance) using sterile techniques, protein extraction from cells/tissues, western blotting, and cellular analysis including flow cytometry, immunofluorescence and immunohistochemistry staining assays, siRNA, genomic DNA/RNA isolation, PCR (RT-PCR/qPCR).
MSc. degree in cellular and molecular biology or related fields.
- Tissue culture of human cell lines (establishment and maintenance).
- Perform a variety of laboratory procedures (in vitro experiments) using human cell lines (cancer and normal). -Protein expression (western blot).
- Immunofluorescence assay.
- Collect, organize and analyze experimental data via software and spreadsheet applications.
- Placing purchase orders of reagents. -Preparing reagents and solutions for experiments.
- Organizing the lab stocks.
*Preference will be given to applicants with prior experience in mammalian cell culture and western blotting.
- Strong verbal and written communication skills.
- Excellent organization skills with strong attention to detail.
- Ability to work to tight deadlines.
- Goal oriented and high level of motivation.
- Ability to work individually and in a team.
Job Close Date open until filled
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