This is a full-time/non-exempt term position lasting six months to one year.
The Cassat Laboratory studies host-pathogen interactions during invasive bacterial infection, skeletal cell biology, and osteo-immunologic crosstalk. By merging microbial pathogenesis, immunology, and cell biology, we hope to uncover mechanisms of altered bone homeostasis and antibacterial immunity during human diseases that affect the skeleton. Under direct supervision of the PI, this position will provide support for specified research projects; collect, assess, and communicate data/results. Assist in general laboratory activities and operations.
Under direct supervision, the term research assistant will:
Provide experimental and technical support for ongoing research projects.
Perform experimental procedures following experimental protocols
Collect and analyze data from experimental procedures and discuss results with the principal investigator
Document experimental results and maintain an organized laboratory notebook
Assist in general laboratory operation, such as preparation of stock solutions and other reagents
Assist with monitoring and stocking lab inventory
Assist in Surgical procedures and managing the laboratoryâs mouse colony
Train students that will rotate through the lab throughout the academic year
Maintain a clean and safe work environment, including maintaining and repairing equipment, according to manufacturer and university guidelines
A Term position is a staff position that exists for a period longer than six months but is not expected to last beyond one year. Although a position may exist for a specified or indefinite period, staff who accept term positions are not guaranteed employment for the entire period; they are employed for indefinite periods within the limit of the appointment. There are no guarantees of continued employment, either within the term or when the term ends.
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