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Research Assistant

Employer
Brown University
Location
Providence, Rhode Island, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
May 28, 2024

Job Details



Founded in 1764, Brown is a leading institution for education, discovery, and global intellectual progress as well as one of the largest employers in Rhode Island. Working at Brown brings more than just a paycheck and generous benefits; it offers an opportunity to contribute to a greater good. Join us in supporting the pursuit of knowledge and individual growth that defines higher education and enriches our community.

Job Description:

The primary purpose of this position is to help the lab make progress toward its experimental goals. This work will focus on understanding the interaction between host immune cells and epithelial cells in the context of health and diseases. The goal is to identify a crucial signaling network that modulates host immune response based on epithelial inputs. This work will rely on both in vitro human and murine organoid models as well as in vivo mouse models. The RA will provide technical assistance to other laboratory members as well as lead their research under the supervision of the PI. They will be expected to maintain detailed experimental records and contribute to scientific communications including regular presentation of data as well as publications of the results in peer-reviewed journals. The candidate will assist in training undergrads in the supporting actions.

Visit the Beura Lab website for more information: https://sites.brown.edu/beuralab/

This is a fixed-term position with a current end date of 06/30/2026 which may be extended based on available funding.

Grade 7
Job Qualifications
  • Required: Bachelor’s degree in biology, Microbiology, Biochemistry, or related science.

  • Required: Basic knowledge of laboratory approaches and techniques in the areas of molecular biology and cell culture.

  • Experience within the field of Immunology and microbiome is a plus.

  • Some familiarity working with mice is advantageous.

  • Or, equivalent combination of education and experience.

Job Competencies.
  • Must be willing and able to work with infectious organisms.

  • Writing is an integral part of the research process and as a result strong written communication skills are critical for success in this position.

  • Must be willing and able to provide technical support to laboratory personnel.

  • Must be willing and able to work with human specimens

  • Must be willing and able to occasionally work a flexible schedule (e.g., weeknights and weekends) to accommodate the timing of experiments.

  • Strong technical and organizational skills to maintain and organize laboratory research activities.

  • Must interact positively with other laboratory personnel, with members of the University community, and with outside vendors.

  • Dependability, productivity, and self-motivation are necessary assets as well as the desire and ability to think critically and solve problems.

  • This position frequently communicates to faculty and staff who inquire about their research. Must be able to exchange accurate information.

  • Possesses a willingness and ability to support a diverse and inclusive campus community

Grade 8
Job Qualifications
  • Required: Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Microbiology, Biochemistry or related science.

  • Required: 1-2 years of experience in the areas of molecular biology and cell culture required.

  • Required: Basic knowledge of laboratory approaches and techniques in the areas of molecular biology and cell culture.

  • Experience within the field of Immunology and microbiome is a plus.

  • Some familiarity working with mice is advantageous.

  • Or, equivalent combination of education and experience.

Job Competencies
  • Must be willing and able to work with infectious organisms.

  • Writing is an integral part of the research process and as a result strong written communication skills are critical for success in this position.

  • Must be willing and able to provide technical support to laboratory personnel.

  • Must be willing and able to work with human specimens.

  • Must be willing and able to occasionally work a flexible schedule (e.g., weeknights and weekends) to accommodate the timing of experiments.

  • Strong technical and organizational skills to maintain and organize laboratory research activities.

  • Must interact positively with other laboratory personnel, with members of the University community, and with outside vendors.

  • Dependability, productivity, and self-motivation are necessary assets as well as the desire and ability to think critically and solve problems.

  • This position frequently communicates to faculty and staff who inquire about their research. Must be able to exchange accurate information.

  • Possesses a willingness and ability to support a diverse and inclusive campus community

CRIMINAL BACKGROUND AND EDUCATION CHECK REQUIRED

Note: This position is not eligible for Visa sponsorship from Brown University

Benefits of Working at Brown:

Information on the Benefits of Working at Brown can be found here .

Recruiting Start Date:

2024-05-20

Job Posting Title:

Research Assistant

Department:

Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology

Grade:

Grade 7

Worker Type:

Employee

Worker Sub-Type:

Fixed Term (Fixed Term)

Time Type:

Full time

Scheduled Weekly Hours:

37.5

Position Work Location:

Onsite

Submission Guidelines:

Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any staff position at Brown University you must submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions. Please include a cover letter and resume with each position application.

Still Have Questions?

If you have any questions you may contact employment@brown.edu .

EEO Statement:

Brown University is an E-Verify Employer.

As an EEO/AA employer , Brown University provides equal opportunity and prohibits discrimination, harassment and retaliation based upon a person’s race, color, religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law, and caste, which is protected by our University policies.

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Brown University

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