Research Associate

  • Western University of Health Sciences
  • Pomona, CA, USA
  • Dec 16, 2023
Full time Other Administrative Positions

Job Description

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Research Associate

Posting Number: TC00359
Position Status:
Campus: Western University Campus-Pomona, CA
Department: 1701-College of Veterinary Medicine

Function: College of Veterinary Medicine
Family: Research
Classification Series Title: Research Assistant

Classification Pay Scale
In compliance with SB 1162, Western University of Health Sciences is providing a pay scale for this position. The pay scale reflects the minimum and maximum target for new hire salaries for this position. Within this range, the individual pay is determined by a variety of factors, including but not limited to job-related skills, experience, relevant education or training, and work location. Please note that the compensation details listed reflects the base salary only.

Full Salary Range
Minimum: $19.24
Maximum $31.71

Expected Pay Scale
Minimum: $20.00
Maximum: $22.60

Job Summary
A Research Associate position is currently available in the
laboratory of Dr. Mir at the Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona,
California USA. Mir lab studies the replication and therapeutic intervention of
category-A RNA viruses, such as, hantavirus and Crimean Congo
hemorrhagic fever virus. The current project is focused to understand the
molecular cross talk between viral and host factors that help in the
establishment of viral infection in the host cell. Candidates with past
experience in molecular and cellular biology (gene cloning, protein
expression and purification from bacterial and mammalian systems,
mammalian cell culture, imaging, immunoblotting, real time PCR etc) and an
interest in RNA viruses will be preferred for this position. The candidates will
be required to design and perform experiments, generate, store and analyze
the data, write manuscripts and keep the lab up and running. Interested
candidates should send their CV mentioning their technical expertise and list
of publications to Dr. Mir at mmir@westernu.edu, and complete this online
application. Expertise in virology is required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Individuals must possess these knowledge, skills and abilities or be able to
explain and demonstrate that the individual can perform the essential
functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation.
  1. Detail oriented and accurate with strong analytical, organizational, and problem-solving skills
  2. Ability to work independently on assigned research project.
  3. Establish and maintain good relations with other staff, faculty and students
  4. Good computer skills necessary to set up document formats in Word, Excel, and any other software programs required by the position. Skill in using library search engines for research. Skill in using related laboratory supplies and equipment.
  5. Cell culture and other techniques including Western Blotting, RT-PCR, immunostaining, etc.

Additional information:Candidates with past experience and knowledge in microbiology, virology,molecular and cellular biology, and hands on experience on the following
  • Gene cloning, protein expression and purification from bacterial and mammalian systems,
  • Mammalian cell culture, imaging, immunoblotting, real time PCR and Western blot analysis
  • Virus propagation


Required Qualifications
Qualifications Standard
The ideal candidate should be highly motivated and have strong background
in cancer research or tissue cultures, and molecular biology. They should
have appropriate years of research experience to support PI in project.

Preferred Qualifications
Education: Degree in biology or related discipline.

Posting Date: 04/11/2022
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled:

Special Instructions to Applicants


Essential Job Duties
Essential Job Duties



Job Duty
Assistance in planning, ordering and monitoring supplies for assigned
projects

Percentage Of Time
5

Job Duty
Establish a schedule of experiments and a timeline for completion of each
assigned project

Percentage Of Time
5

Job Duty
Conduct the experiment and collect data, under supervision of the Principal
Investigator. Independently conducts work complementary to overall research objective.

Percentage Of Time
65

Job Duty
Prepare inventories of samples and monitor storage conditions

Percentage Of Time
5

Job Duty
Write Standards Of Procedures relevant to assigned projects

Percentage Of Time
5

Job Duty
Record data and assist with the preparation of materials and methods and
results sections in reports and/or manuscripts and/or grants

Percentage Of Time
5

Job Duty
Participate in laboratory meetings.
a. Provide update on progress
b. Discuss upcoming plans and schedule
c. Coordinate research plans with other technicians and faculty members

Percentage Of Time
5

Job Duty
To provide technical training to undergraduate, graduate, and DVM research
scholars.

Percentage Of Time
5

Describe Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of
those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of
this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals
with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Duties of the Postdoctoral Research Associate are normally performed in a
typical life science laboratory and office setting. The employee is regularly
exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, and must
work with toxic or caustic chemicals according to institutional safety
standards. The employee may also be required to handle and collect
samples from domestic animals. The noise level in this setting is usually
moderate due to telephone calls, office equipment, and normal student
traffic.

To apply, visit https://jobs.westernu.edu/postings/25516






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