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Job: Research Assistant/Associate, AMI, Raleigh, NC

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General Information

Job title:
Research Assistant/Associate
Job location:
Raleigh, NC  27606 United States
Requisition code:
Date posted:
Competitive, commensurate with experience
Job category:
Research and Development
Employment type:
Full time

Job Description

AMI's activities include the development, validation and application of novel molecular diagnostic/prognostic tools for veterinary cancers and other diseases of companion animals. We are seeking a full-time (40hr week) research assistant and/or research associate to contribute to our R&D operations, at our facility on NC State University's Centennial Campus in Raleigh.

At the research assistant level, the successful applicant will be responsible for a variety of tasks including extraction and quality assessment of nucleic acids from clinical specimens, analysis of clinical specimens using a range of DNA sequencing methods (Sanger/NGS) and PCR-based techniques (traditional/real-time/digital), creation and maintenance of databases of samples and experimental data, and assistance with routine laboratory housekeeping. The successful applicant will contribute to the generation of novel research data, optimization of laboratory workflows, and the translation of those findings into a diagnostic tool.

The research associate position will involve additional responsibilities for experimental design and data interpretation, and the performance of more complex molecular biology techniques. Training and supervision of other team members will also be expected.

The successful applicant will occupy a key role in an expanding program of research, and is expected to be capable of working independently as well as in a team setting. The position offers opportunities for the successful applicant to gain additional skills and responsibilities as our research program evolves.

Job Requirements

The position requires manual dexterity, a methodical approach, an ability to multitask effectively, an enthusiastic and responsible attitude, and strong attention to detail. Statistics and/or bioinformatics knowledge is desirable.
- Applicants at the research assistant level must hold a bachelor's degree in a relevant biological science, or expect to graduate by June 2019. Recent and upcoming graduates are encouraged to apply, as full training will be given; however, some form of prior laboratory experience of a relevant nature is required.
- Applicants at the research associate level should have prior employment of a directly relevant nature in a molecular biology laboratory setting and/or a higher degree in a pertinent subject.
(Job number: 3834314)
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