The Department of Microbiology and Molecular Cell Biology at the Eastern Virginia Medical School has a regular, full-time position available for a Research Associate II. The candidate will work the under the general supervision of the Principal Investigator and is required to have expertise in laboratory animal handling skills and manipulations, preferably with rats. The candidate also must possess skills in modern molecular biology, biochemistry and immunological techniques including flow cytometry, ELISA and histology. While the main focus of the candidate will involve work with animals, he/she will also be involved in other research projects making contributions in laboratory procedures and experimental strategies.
Perform various duties related to animal husbandry, manipulation and monitoring.
Perform immunological, molecular and biochemical procedures independently including ELISA, flow cytometry, cell culture, histology and microcopy. Familiarity with handling proteins and peptides will be advantageous.
Assist with project planning, research design, and protocol development.
Develop and maintain databases to record lab data. Analyze, extract and evaluate data and interpret findings.
Attend and present current research data at laboratory meetings, journal clubs, and institutional research meetings.
Assist with preparation of manuscripts for publication and poster/presentations for national/international meetings. May co-author research papers or presentations.
Manage daily operations of lab including ordering animals, supplies, maintaining equipment, and inventorying chemicals.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree with five years of relevant laboratory experience. Ability to work independently is essential. Preference will be given to candidates who have experience with animal work and a background in peptide/protein work.