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  • Research Associate II (Assay Services Development)
    POSITION SUMMARY:
    A Research Associate II (RA II) is responsible for independently designing and executing experiments and analyzing the resulting data in support of reagent and assay development projects. This is a laboratory based position performing protein-based immunoassays on a routine basis with relatively high throughput (3-10 plates per day). The incumbent is expected to display a wide-degree of latitude, creativity and self-management.
    DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
    • Execute on the design of experiments and implement plans with minimal guidance utilizing appropriate protocols
    • Establish schedules and scope of proposed experiments
    • Complete documentation to support testing procedures including data capture, forms, logbooks, and inventory batch records
    • Analyze and prepare reagent and/or assay product documentation, organize and procure needed reagents, perform experiments, analyze data and document results
    • Exercise professional judgment to independently analyze experiment data
    • Employ self-reliance in drawing experiment conclusions and interpreting results
    • Initiate the verification of accuracy and validity of data; correct any errors
    • Tender presentations for delivery to peer review groups using clear and concise methodologies
    • Provide descriptive statistical analysis via tables, graphs and other tools for summarizing research results
    • Propose viable options and educated recommendations for next steps
    • Lead general lab maintenance initiatives including maintaining laboratory supplies and equipment
    • Maintain and update electronic inventory list database (using Sharepoint), physical inventory and processing/aliquotting/vialing/labeling materials
    • Prepare, maintain and report reagent inventories for assigned methods
    • Utilize self-reliance in understanding and adhering to laboratory safety precautions and proper use of personal protective equipment
    • The incumbent is also expected to monitor the behaviors of others within the laboratory setting and provide guidance on best practices
    • Specific duties may vary depending upon departmental requirements
    EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS:
    • Bachelor’s degree in life sciences, protein sciences, cellular/molecular biology, chemistry, biochemistry, biotechnology, or other related area is required; Master’s degree is preferred
    • Minimum 3 years of work experience (excluding academic internships) in reagent or assay development in an industrial setting is preferred; academic setting considered
    • Experience with running antibody-based assays, developing reagents and product development is desirable
    • Training in and experience with Biosafety Level 2 (BSL-2) techniques is highly preferred
    • A demonstrated level of consistency in performance and aptitude for managing additional responsibility and accountability are required for next level consideratio
    • 2 years or more years experience in GLP/CLIA laboratory preferred.
    • Experience with laboratory automation preferred.
    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
    • Demonstrate ability to process and characterize incoming biological reagents such as proteins and antibodies according to company procedures
    • Strong scientific fundamentals and analytical background
    • Demonstrate understanding and ability to execute assay and reagent troubleshooting, optimization and validation experiments with supervision
    • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work well with personnel at all levels; effectively communicate issues/problems and results that impact timelines, accuracy and reliability of laboratory data
    • Proficiency in MS Office suite; experience with standard data analysis tools (Excel, GraphPad Prism) and the quantitative background to advance this knowledge on the job is expected
    • Familiarity with electronic file management using SharePoint (end user minimum) and MS Excel is necessary
    • Ability to multi-task in an environment with changing priorities
    • Proficiency designing Excel templates incorporating VBA/macros preferred.
    WORK ENVIRONMENT:
    • Sample testing environment working with chemical reagents and handling Biosafety Level 2 materials and organisms including human blood and/or blood products.

  • A postdoctoral position in mechanistic enzymology is immediately available at Kansas State University. The position is for one year and renewal is contingent upon your satisfactory progress. Successful candidates should obtain their Ph.D. degrees within last two years focusing on Enzymology, Biochemistry, Chemical Biology, or related disciplines. Applicants should also have strong research background in the following areas:

    1. Molecular cloning and expression and purification of recombinant proteins.
    2. Enzyme kinetics and biochemical/biophysical characterization of proteins.
    3. Experience in protein crystallization or genetics is a plus.

    Applicants should have the ability to work both independently and as a part of the team. He/She should also have excellent written and oral communication skills. Please send your CV, 3 names of your referees, up to 3 representative publications, and a brief statement of your research experience to Professor Ping Li via email address pli@ksu.edu.

  • Manager of Protein Expression Facility is available at Texas A&M University, College Station, United States

    The Chemistry Department at Texas A&M University invites applications for the position of Manager of a Protein Expression Facility. Candidates are expected to hold a doctorate degree and to have extensive experience with gene cloning, mutagenesis and overexpression. The Protein Facility provides the campus research community with various DNA constructs and expertise and training in molecular biology techniques. Interested candidates should send an application containing a cover letter, a CV and contact information for 3 reference letters to Professor Tadhg Begley at begley@chem.tamu.edu.

  • A Postdoctoral Research Associate position is available in the laboratory of Professor Eriks Rozners at Binghamton University to work on a project “Amide-Modified RNA: Synthesis, Structure and Potential for RNA Interference” supported by National Institutes of Health. The appointment is for one year and will be renewable for up to three years depending on performance of the candidate.

    The Postdoctoral Research Associate will assume a leading role in a team involving several graduate students. Specifically, the Postdoctoral Research Associate will be responsible for synthesis, biophysical studies and cellular uptake experiments of amide-modified RNA. The project is interdisciplinary and involves collaborations with structural biochemists and RNA biologists. The project involves synthetic organic chemistry, nucleic acid and peptide synthesis and spectroscopic, cell biochemistry and fluorescence spectroscopy techniques to study the modified RNA. For more information of our research group and projects, please visit http://chemiris.chem.binghamton.edu/ROZNERS/rozners.htm

    The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in synthetic organic chemistry and experience with nucleic acid synthesis. Experience with peptide chemistry and cell culture work will be an advantage. The position will be available starting June 1, 2015 and hopefully will be filled before end of August. For more information and to apply contact Professor Eriks Rozners at erozners@binghamton.edu


  • Postdoctoral Research Associate – Mechanistic Enzymology and Microbiology

    Institution: Washington State University School of Molecular Biosciences

    Institution’s URL: http://molecular.biosciences.wsu.edu

    Availability: Immediately (February 2015)

    Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

    Location: Pullman, WA

    Contact: susan_wang@wsu.edu or 509-335-7714

    Synopsis:
    A National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded postdoctoral position to explore the mechanistic enzymology of radical S-adenosyl-L-methionine (SAM) enzymes and investigate microbially-induced calcium carbonate precipitation (MICCP) is available in Dr. Susan Wang’s lab in the School of Molecular Biosciences at Washington State University located in Pullman, Washington. This is a full-time, non-tenure-track position with guaranteed funding for one year and the potential for renewal depending on external funding. For more information and/or to apply, please submit 1) a cover letter detailing specific interest in the position, 2) curriculum vitae, and 3) the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of at least three references at https://www.wsujobs.com/postings/16421.

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