Research Support Associate 1 Job Description
Position Description: Research Support Associate 1, Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research-Hemann Lab, to provide basic laboratory support for researchers and their projects under direct supervision. Responsible for data input and basic lab support functions and lab administration such as maintaining lab calendar, lab directories, participating in planning and execution of lab events, including lab meetings; maintaining vendor relationships and equipment service contracts/records; scheduling maintenance and repairs of equipment; assisting with maintaining laboratory inventory. Other duties include mouse handling and cell culture assays, DNA cloning, FACS analyses, primary cell culture and isolation, and viral gene transfer. Data/Analysis responsibilities include updating and maintaining data in laboratory databases; conducting online research; generating standardized reports; using web software to input, update and maintain web content. This is a one-year, term-limit position with the possibility of an extension contingent upon available funding.
Essential Qualifications/Requirements: High School education or equivalent required; bachelor's degree preferred; prior exposure to research lab, especially familiarity with molecular biology preferred. Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and written and verbal communication skills; ability to work both independently and as part of a team; demonstrated commitment to exceeding quality standards and providing exceptional services; meticulous attention to detail; practiced documentation skills; a commitment to producing accurate and high-quality work; and an awareness of basic safety issues and the ability to follow safety procedures and maintain a safe work environment. Must have experience conducting online research and applying information to projects based on scientific area of study.