• Job Title: Research Assistant 2-B/H
  • Job ID: 451182
  • Location: College of Medicine
  • Department: Neurology
  • Full/Part Time: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Shift: Shift Varies
  • FTE %: 100
  • Salary Range Min: $13.25
  • Salary Range Max: $19.21

Position summary

Research Assistant 2-B/H (Job Opening 451182) - Research Assistant 2-B/H to assist and support scientific investigations in neuroimmunology as directed in the Department of Neurology and Dr. Benjamin Segal; independently conducts assigned experiments; performs a variety of molecular, cellular, and biological research techniques and procedures including animal models of multiple sclerosis and central nervous system trauma, flow cytometry, immunohistochemistry, quantitative PCR, gel electrophoresis, ELISA and Luminex assays, cell culture, and Northern and Western analysis; sorts and processes tissue and blood samples; performs biomarker assays on human samples; tests and evaluates current procedures; performs routine procedures on lab animals including intravenous, intraocular, and intraperitoneal injections and subcutaneous immunization, survival surgery including optic nerve crush; records, consolidates and assists with analysis of research results; assists in evaluating validity of data obtained from experimental procedures; summarizes data for inclusion in grant proposals and manuscripts; prepares research progress reports; assists principal investigator with the preparation of  publications, manuscripts, articles, posters, and abstracts; conducts library research on requested topics through researching current literature; oversees and maintains accurate records of laboratory activities; assists with training of junior research staff, and undergraduate and graduate students in research methods and equipment operation; sets up and operates laboratory equipment; monitors research supply, including specimens, inventory and initiates procurement requests  as needed.

Education and experience

A Bachelor's degree in a biological/health science or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Ability to translate, adapt and apply academic or practical knowledge in the conduct of biological/health science research is required. Experience in a biological/health research capacity is required.Experience handling mice is required. Requires successful completion of a background check. Qualified candidates may be requested to complete a pre-employment physical including a drug screen.