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SUMMARY
 
The primary purpose of the Research Assistant I position is to provide technical assistance in carrying out various research projects in the Department of Epigenetics and Molecular Carcinogenesis.
 
 
JOB SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES
 
Research Support: Provide experimental and technical support for ongoing research projects. Perform duties in accordance with general and/or specific plans.  Assists in the design of laboratory experiments, techniques, and protocols. Processes, organizes and summarizes data, reporting experiment results using a variety of scientific, word processing, spreadsheet or statistical software applications or program platforms. Preparation of tissues, cell cultures, blood samples, and perform other laboratory duties, such as the handling of laboratory animals. Assist in general laboratory operation, ensures the laboratory is prepared for experiments, performs related laboratory maintenance such as maintaining and cleaning equipment and assisting with monitoring and stocking supplies, preparation of stock solutions and other reagents. Collect and analyze data from experimental procedures and discuss results with the principal investigator. Document experimental results and maintain an organized laboratory notebook. Prepare materials for submission to granting agencies and foundations. May instruct other staff and students in basic laboratory techniques. 
 
 
Expertise and Specialization  
 
Apply basic background in science to the application of laboratory techniques, using judgment, analysis and evaluation. Read literature and confer with superiors regarding new procedures. Master essential skills and techniques used in the laboratory. 
 
 
Laboratory Organization   
 
Contribute to the laboratory.  Pursue learning and self-development.  Actively seek feedback.  Transfer learning into next steps.  Perform other duties as assigned.
 
 
REQUIREMENTS
 
Education: Bachelor’s degree with major course works in one of the basic sciences.