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Job #: F668
Posted Date: November 20, 2017
Closes On: Open Until Filled
Job Title: Research Assistant I/II/III Biochemist - Nomis Center for Immunobiology, Dr. Bjorn Lillemeier
Status: Regular Full Time
Benefits Eligible: Yes
Laboratory/Department: Nomis Foundation Laboratories for Immunobiology and Microbial Pathogenesis
The laboratory focuses on T lymphocyte activation and how the plasma membrane structure is utilized during T cell receptor signal transduction. We use cell biology, molecular biology, biochemistry and fluorescence microscopy techniques to study these events.
Position Description:

Research Assistant position with focus on protein- and biochemistry. A successful candidate will work half of their time on independent projects and the other half on supporting postdoctoral researchers in the lab. The position requires to establish and utilize protein expression systems (i.e. bacteria, insect cell and mammalian), and to perform biochemical experiments. The candidate will be trained in specific techniques and methods that are required for the projects. The overall goal of the research is to understand the molecular and structural mechanisms of T cell signaling.

Education:

Required:

  • Bachelor's degree in biological sciences or related field.
Experience:

Required:

  • A minimum of 2 years experience as a lab technician.

Preferred:

  • Protein purification (expression, FPLC, affinity purification, etc.)
  • Biochemical analyses (Western blotting, ELISA, etc)
  • Tissue Culture (Cell lines and primary cells)
  • Molecular Biology (PCR, cloning, genotyping, DNA isolation, etc.)
  • Proficient in the operation of standard lab equipment and computer hardware and software.
Special Requirements:
  • Successful completion of the Institute‚Äôs background investigation.
  • Must be willing to work in an animal-related research environment.
  • Must be willing to work an adjusted schedule to support research needs.
Physical Requirements:

This position requires constant seeing, adjusting focus and working inside.