Junior Medical Researcher
Company: Case Western Reserve University
Posted on: November 26, 2022
Working under moderate supervision, the Research Assistant 1 will
perform research work in medical and related technical areas
involving the use of lab/ research skills. The laboratory studies
neural circuits in Drosophila using genetics, molecular biology,
behavioral and microscopy techniques, research work in Drosophila
aging and other projects designed by the principal investigator.
The research work includes conducting experiments including but not
limited to Drosophila genetic manipulation, behavioral and aging
analysis bioinformatics and in situ hybridization.
- Perform experiments including Drosophila genetic manipulation,
behavioral and aging analysis, bioinformatics, in situ
hybridization, immunohistochemistry, tissue dissection, confocal
microscopy and basic molecular biology. (45%) -
- Conduct genetics experiments, collect image data from confocal
microscope and analyze results in ImageJ and GIS. Conduct
behavioral experiments using video-analysis. (20%)
- Order in situ RNA probes from web-based bioinformatics sites.
Fluorescently label RNA probes using kits. (10%)
- Accurately record results for a particular experiment and
related series of experiments in lab notebook and also
electronically. Maintain records of experiments. (10%)
- Order laboratory supplies necessary for completion of
experiments using an in-house ordering system and restock inventory
as needed. Order reagents and lab supplies from websites when
- Maintain test equipment utilized in experiments to ensure that
it is clean and fully functional. Report any equipment malfunction
to principal investigator. (5%)
- Prepare general lab solutions, sterilize glassware and maintain
lab supplies and Drosophila stocks. (5%)
- Perform other duties as assigned. (1%) -
Department: Daily to weekly contact with supervisor for the purpose
of reporting results being obtained and issues related to lab
maintenance and equipment.
University: Occasional contact with other departments that provide
services, such as fly media, sequencing and imaging core facilities
outside the biology department.
External: Limited contact with vendors to inquire about new
products never tested in the lab before.
Students: Daily Contact with student employees.
This position has no direct supervision of staff employees.
Education/Experience: Bachelor's degree and 0 to 1 years of related
experience or Associate's degree in an approved biotechnology
program and 0 to 2 years of related experience.
- Knowledge and understanding of commonly-used concepts,
practices and procedures in a laboratory environment.
- Ability to perform basic laboratory techniques.
- Ability to rely on Instructions and pre-established guideline
to perform the functions of the job.
- Knowledge of computer software use (e.g., Image J, FIJI,
Photoshop, BLAST, Excel, Word) preferable but not required at the
time of hiring.
- Effective oral and written communication skills.
- Good interpersonal skills: ability to work and communicate with
various individuals within and external to the university.
- Good organization skills: ability to multi-task, prioritize and
meet deadlines. Must demonstrate attention to detail and accuracy,
time management and follow-through.
- Ability to rely on and follow instructions and pre-established
guidelines to perform the functions of the job.
- Must demonstrate willingness to learn new techniques,
procedures, processes and computer programs as needed.
- Ability to meet consistent attendance.
- Ability to interact with colleagues, supervisors and customers
face to face.
Typical laboratory environment. May have exposure to hazards
(formaldehyde). Personal protective equipment, including lab coat,
gloves and goggles, will be provided to limit exposure to hazards.
Exposure to noise from equipment. Frequent use of computers.
In employment, as in education, Case Western Reserve University is
committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity. - Women, veterans,
members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with
disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Case Western Reserve University provides reasonable accommodations
to applicants with disabilities. - Applicants requiring a
reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring
process should contact the Office of Equity -at 216-368-3066 -to
request a reasonable accommodation. - Determinations as to granting
reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a
Case Western Reserve University has implemented a COVID Vaccination
policy requiring evidence of COVID-19 vaccination for all students,
faculty and staff with an on-campus presence. Religious and medical
exemptions may be provided in accordance with applicable federal
and state laws. For more information go to:
https://case.edu/equity/covid-19-accommodations. Applicants may
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