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Research Assistant III

San Diego State University
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Apr 25, 2023

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Research Administration
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Research Assistant III

Req No: 2023-15084
Category: Research/Project
Type: Full-Time Contract
Salary: $25.97 per hour
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The unit is a research laboratory directed by Dr. Richard Cripps and located in the BioScience Center at SDSU. The research group aims to understand the molecular mechanisms of muscle development using the Drosophila model system. Research activities extend from cell and molecular biological approaches, to genetics, genomics and CRISPR.

This position will focus upon supporting research in insect muscle development.

Using molecular techniques that include isolation and purification of DNA and RNA, DNA-amplification and mutagenesis, molecular cloning, generation of transgenic animals, cryosectioning of transgenic animals, immunohistochemistry and in situ hybridization on sections; cell culture handling; and performing experiments using biochemical techniques such as in-gel separation of DNA and proteins, EMSA, Western blotting, preparation of protein extracts and affinity purification of proteins.

The Research Assistant III is responsible for but not limited to:

Core Responsibilities 95%
  • Perform supervised research, aimed at generating data suitable for presentation in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Assist on an ad hoc basis with basic research tasks, as assigned.
  • Help maintain and oversee laboratory stocks and solutions.
  • Maintain laboratory stocks; arrange for equipment repairs.
  • Miscellaneous duties as assigned.

Other Duties as Assigned 5%

Core Knowledge and Abilities

Technical assignments at this level typically require scientific knowledge and skills which might be expected from incumbents at the college “upper division” or graduate level or from incumbents who have acquired equivalent knowledge and skills through experience.

Minimum Education
  • Completion of sufficient upper division coursework to successfully perform the required duties of the position.
  • OR- Equivalent of two years full time progressively responsible related experience.

  • Preferred Education
  • B.S. in Biology or a related discipline.

  • Preferred Experience
  • Experience with molecular biological techniques.
  • Experience with preparation of laboratory solutions.
  • Experience with immunofluorescence.
  • Experience with protein gels and western blotting.
  • Experience with microscopy to include confocal microscopy.

  • Additional Applicant Information
    • A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with SDSU Research Foundation.
    • San Diego State University Research Foundation is an EEO/AA/Disability/Vets Employer.

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