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Research Assistant II - Peptide Biology Laboratory, Dr. Marc Montminy

Individual with 3+ years of experience in the laboratory. The candidate should have familiarity with mouse handling, genotyping, and colony maintenance as well as procedures for metabolic analysis and tissue retrieval. The candidate should be able to carry out standard molecular biology studies (qPCR analysis, cDNA cloning, transient transfection assays) and protein analysis (Western blotting, Immunoprecipitation). Individual will also assist with lab supply purchasing and tissue culture. 
  • Assisting staff scientist and post-doc (50%)
  • Lab management (25%)
  • Small animal maintenance (genotyping, metabolic studies) (25%)
  • 2+ years of experience in the laboratory
  • BS/BA or equivalent
  • No additional preferences required
  • Lab managerial experience, standard molecular biology (cloning, Q-PCR, transient transfection assays), and mouse handling (metabolic analysis and genotyping)
  • No additional preferences required
The salary range for this position is $21.15 - $27.76 hourly.
  • Must be willing to work in an animal-related research environment.
  • Satisfactory completion of the Institute’s background investigation.
  • Willing to sign a confidentiality agreement
The incumbent in this position will be constantly reading, and working indoors while frequently reasoning, analyzing, touching/feeling, talking, and standing.

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