The Herman B Wells Center for Pediatric Research conducts basic science and translational research within the Department of Pediatrics at Indiana University School of Medicine. The Wells Center houses more than 200 faculty investigators, staff and trainees seeking answers to the most pressing questions related to childhood illness.
With the collaboration between scientists and physicians, the center aims to increase knowledge of causes and mechanisms of serious pediatric diseases. Our goal is to develop innovative approaches to the diagnosis and treatment of sick children in Indiana and beyond.
The Research Analsyt will assist the Principal Investigator in conducting research on the adaptive responses of pediatric sarcoma models to targeted kinase inhibitors, requiring experience in biochemistry, mammalian cell culture, data analysis, and handling/processing of clinical specimens for analysis. Coordinate laboratory activities, monitor and report on the progression of research projects. Assist in training new laboratory personnel. Participate in protocol development/optimization and data analysis and preparation of data for presentation/publication.
Primary Responsibilities Include:
Conduct biochemical, molecular biology, and tissue culture experiments with a degree of independence in conducting research in molecular oncology research program at the Wells Center for Pediatric Research. Perform complex techniques and procedures including cell, molecular biology, biochemical assays, and affinity purification and preparation of samples for mass spectrometry analysis; nucleic acid isolation and analysis by PCR, tissue culture, flow cytometry, recombinant DNA manipulations in bacterial hosts, and preparation of cell extracts and analysis by SDS-PAGE and Western blotting.
Monitor completion of assigned tasks and assist in training laboratory personnel in various techniques and analysis.
Assist in preparing completed research reports or analyses on each project phase.
Participate in the tabulation and computation of project results. Document experimental results and assist in manuscript preparation.
Participate in the development of grant protocols. Serve as a resource to other laboratory personnel.
Supervise the set-up and maintenance of standard and/or specialized apparatus or laboratory equipment.
Maintain knowledge of scientific trends through readings, conferences and seminars.
Review literature to identify suitable procedures and methods.
Perform other related duties as assigned.
Master's degree in science; OR bachelor's degree in science and three years of research experience.
Expertise in the application and adaptation of numerous research techniques and procedures. Experience with mammalian tissue culture and processing clinical specimens. Ability to effectively communicate and exchange information.
Salary Plan: PAE
Salary Grade: 3RS
Job Function: Research
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