Research Assistant II - Martins Lab

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Work type: Staff Full-Time
Location: Palm Beach
Categories: Grant or Research Administration
Department:37042060 - SR-IM-MARTINS LAB

Classification Title:

Research Assistant II 

Job Description:

The Martin’s lab is looking for a self-driven Research Assistant II with strong work ethics and high attention to detail to work on NIH-funded projects aimed at developing immune interventions against HIV/AIDS using nonhuman primate animal models. Candidates with a background in molecular biology and immunology will be given preference. The successful applicant will be expected to work under general supervision, independently and in collaboration with others; perform research for projects and provide interpretation and initial analysis of results; investigate, troubleshoot, and modify methods and procedures; assist in designing experiments; perform other related duties, tasks and responsibilities as required or assigned.

Responsibilities and Duties: 

  • Designing and setting up experiments for expressing and purifying recombinant proteins.
  • Designing and setting up assays (e.g., ELISA) for quantifying proteins in various solutions, tissue culture supernatant, and/or biological specimens.
  • Thawing, cryopreserving, and maintaining primary cells and/or immortalized cell lines in culture.
  • Analysis and interpretation of data, including graphing results using various software's, preparing reports, and presenting results through slides and/or written reports.
  • Bookkeeping, including recording the details and results of experiments on lab notebooks.
  • Preparing/receiving/sending shipments containing biological specimens.
  • Placing orders, including negotiating with vendors, editing quotes, and preparing an inventory of items received.
  • Participating in meetings as both listener and presenter.
  • Checking the status of equipment around the lab.
Expected Salary:

Commensurate with experience.

Minimum Requirements:

A bachelor's degree in an appropriate area of specialization and four years of relevant experience; a masters degree and two or more years of relevant experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • B.S. or B.A. in Biology/Microbiology/Biochemistry or related field is preferred.
  • Excellent organizational, presentation, and collaboration skills.
  • Ability to work independently and troubleshoot experiments.
  • Keep accurate records and follow protocol instructions with great attention to detail.
  • Experience with immunological and biochemistry assays (e.g., ELISA, flow cytometry, protein expression and purification) is highly desirable.
  • Experience with tissue culture is required.
Special Instructions to Applicants:

In order to be considered, you must upload your cover letter and resume.

Please provide names and email addresses of three to five references as part of the application process. When ready, the hiring department will contact the listed references via email requesting their reference letters to be uploaded directly to the application website.

This position is open until filled. Application review will begin December 6, 2023. 

This is a time-limited position.

Health Assessment Required: Yes

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