Research Assistant - Saint Louis University in St. Louis Missouri

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Saint Louis University

St. Louis, Missouri

United States

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Detailed Job Description

Under general supervision of Dr. Tavis and/or senior scientists, performs biomedical research on Hepatitis B and C viruses. This position is responsible for assisting in the supervision the day-to-day operation of the lab, including purchasing, safety compliance and routine support activities and for supervising the student workers in the lab, ensuring safety standards are upheld and coordinating work schedules.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Personal Characteristics

Knowledge of laboratory procedures
Knowledge of the use and preparation of culture media, chemicals, and reagents
Knowledge of medical terminology
Verbal and written communication skills
Supervisory skills
Interpersonal/human relation skills
Ability to follow oral and written instructions
Ability to tend to details
Ability to maintain records and inventories
Ability to operate a personal computer

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in science or related field. Broad knowledge involving laboratory techniques or other specialized knowledge is desired.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

Conducts biomedical research on Hepatitis B and C viruses under supervision of Dr. Tavis and the senior scientific members of the lab, such as conducting viral replication inhibition studies in tissue culture, quantitative PCR, enzymatic inhibition studies, and protein purification for Hepatitis C virus genetic analyses and Hepatitis B virus molecular biology and biochemistry

Assists with supervision the day-to-day operation of the Tavis laboratory, including ordering and accounting supplies, and routine maintenance and cleaning of lab equipment.

Supervise the student workers in the lab to assure safe working habits of the students; coordinates student work schedules; instructs students in basic research activities and supervise their lab work as appropriate.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Keyword Phrases

  • Molecular Microbiology & Immunology
  • Research Assistant
  • Embrace inclusion in diversity
  • Jesuit institution
  • Research University
  • Laboratory and Research
Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Bachelors
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: See Job Description
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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