Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
A full-time position to participate in translational studies of innate immune function in autoimmune and thrombotic diseases (especially lupus and antiphospholipid syndrome) using patient blood collected from rheumatology and hematology clinics. Perform cell and plasma isolation, store samples, and keep meticulous inventories. Troubleshoot problems as they arise, and suggest ways to streamline and improve existing protocols. Assist laboratory staff with their ongoing projects, utilizing techniques such as ELISA, thrombin-generation assay, RNA sequencing, live-cell immunofluorescence microscopy, intravital microscopy, flow cytometry, western blotting, and quantitative PCR. Assist staff in ongoing clinical studies, perform accurate clinical data collection and effectively manage clinical database.
Perform cell and plasma isolation, store samples, and keep meticulous inventories.
Assist laboratory staff with their ongoing projects, utilizing techniques such as ELISA, thrombin-generation assay, RNA sequencing, live-cell immunofluorescence microscopy, intravital microscopy, flow cytometry, western blotting, and quantitative PCR.
Clinical data collection and database management. Assist in patients recruitment.
Bachelor's degree in a scientific field. Proficiency with standard software such as Microsoft Excel and GraphPad Prism, and excellent writing and communication skills. Desire and ability to work with a multidisciplinary team that includes physicians, students, and professional scientists. Motivation to publish results. Professional demeanor and strong interpersonal skills.
Intermediate Level: 1-3 years of research laboratory experience
Associate Level: Up to one year of research Laboratory experience
This position may be underfilled at a lower classification depending on the qualifications of the selected candidate.
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