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The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology is involved with teaching, patient care, and research in the areas of normal and abnormal human reproduction: growth and development of the fetus, normal and complicated obstetrics, and surgical and medical diseases of the female reproductive system, including reproductive endocrinology and infertility, oncology, infectious disease, psychosocial problems, preventive health care, and ethics. The department also provides primary and preventive health care for women.
The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology currently has an outstanding opportunity for a Research Scientist/Engineer Assistant.
Under the direct supervision of the Research Scientist Engineer 4, the Research Scientist/Engineer Assistant occupying this position will conduct research and evaluate the molecular genetics of ovarian cancer.
Specific duties & responsibilities:
Obtain tissue bank specimens during surgeries; interact with nurses, surgeons, and other medical professionals
Process and organize specimens; extract and purify nucleic acids from blood and tissue
Perform a variety of assays to identify molecular changes in ovarian cancer, such as PCR, nucleic acid purification, methylation assays, and other molecular protocols
Frozen tissue sectioning, staining (H&E, IHC) and laser-capture microdissection
Assist in day-to-day laboratory upkeep by maintaining laboratory equipment and supplies
Enter data and maintain lab databases
Analyze data results and develop rational explanations
Troubleshoot difficulties with assays
Perform related duties as required
Keep careful and accurate laboratory records
Bachelor's degree in a biological science and at least three months of laboratory research experience; or equivalent education and experience.
Good verbal and written communication skills
Good organizational and interpersonal skills
Ability to organize and prioritize workload; use efficient workflow process
Ability to work in a team environment
Skilled with Microsoft Office environment
Desired: At least 1 year of laboratory research experience.
Conditions of Employment:
This position requires some flexibility in scheduling work to accommodate experiments with fixed-time courses.
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