Lab Research Assistant Job Description

Lab Research Assistant Job Description

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Lab research assistant provides expertise either in tissue culture, especially of iPSCs and neurons; and in carrying out standard cell biology and molecular techniques (e.g., immunohistochemistry, Western blotting, qPCR, etc.) or in studies involving the production and maintenance of transgenic mice;.

Lab Research Assistant Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Perform basic lab techniques and principles of molecular biology and immunology
Perform standard molecular biology assays, cell culture, multiplex assays
Perform daily instrument operations, maintenance and troubleshooting
Conduct complex cell sorting for the customers of the facility
Maintain of consumable stocks for general use and uninterupted operations of the facility
Interact with BD service engineers for trouble shooting of equipment
Maintain user schedule and coordinate with the User Group Director to ensure a smooth operation of the facility
Develop of new courses in Flow cytometry for the novice and experienced users within the department
Provide direction to Research Technologists, Post doctoral fellows and graduate students
Ensure that data are transferred and/or removed from computers in accordance with User Group requirement

Lab Research Assistant Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Lab Research Assistant

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: IRB, LAT, AALAS, CITI, AAALAS

Education for Lab Research Assistant

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the lab research assistant job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Biology, Education, Communication, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Computer, Science, Chemistry, Life Science

Skills for Lab Research Assistant

Desired skills for lab research assistant include:

Biochemistry
Chemistry
Molecular biology
Spectrophotometers and other routine laboratory equipment
Sterile techniques and tissue culture
Balance pH meters and electrophoresis equipment
Cell biology and molecular biology as typically attained by a Bachelor's degree in Biology
Centrifuges
Equivalent education and experience
Laboratory procedures and equipment

Desired experience for lab research assistant includes:

Attend laboratory and research meetings, as necessary
Stay current with information relative to the field of flow cytometry and research being performed by other groups
Conduct literature searches to provide department updates on recent works using flow cytometry techniques
Work at least 3 days/week for at least 4 months
Coordinate/schedule clinic visits
Elastomer preparation

Lab Research Assistant Examples

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Lab Research Assistant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of lab research assistant. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for lab research assistant
  • Keeping good maintenance of equipments
  • Report accurate process conditions
  • Keeping RICS HSE and 5S standards in the lab
  • Collecting data alone or with another team member in schools in Northern Arizona, typically once a week
  • Perform data entry, management and analyses using Excel and SPSS
  • Participate in staff meetings with the team
  • Conducts correspondence to physicians and hospital medical records departments
  • Maintenance of the cell culture facility
  • Oversight of laboratory equipment upkeep and service
  • Placing all lab supply orders
Qualifications for lab research assistant
  • Ability to effectively communicate via telephone, fax, email, letters and forms, face-to-face, and in other electronic formats with internal and external staff and partnering agencies
  • Molecular and genotyping work that utilize polymerase chain reaction (PCR), real-time quantitative PCR, gene cloning and sequencing
  • Qualified applicants should have a Bachelors degree in an area related to the biomedical sciences
  • Development and system integration of instruments and data acquisition system of the FQNET experiment expansion at FCC
  • Development, implementation, and operations of automated workflows to optimize components of quantum teleportation protocols
  • Development of clock synchronization protocols and feedback control protocols using the classical backend
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Lab Research Assistant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of lab research assistant. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for lab research assistant
  • Orient new lab members to all lab procedures and processes
  • Performing a high throughput imaging screen of fluorescently tagged proteins expressed in mycobacteria
  • Conducting image analysis and validating the outputs of the screen
  • Training research assistants on cloning and other molecular procedures
  • Providing lab support (ordering and media preparation) will be required
  • Perform analysis of complex laboratory assays based on protocols and in compliance with SOPs and GLP regulations
  • Review and integrate data on assigned studies, using the assistance of senior technical and scientific staff as appropriate
  • Record project data in accordance with GLP regulations to include creation of Laboratory Methods and data package assembly
  • Set up laboratory equipment and instrumentation with guidance from senior technical staff
  • Validate and conduct studies in collaboration with scientific and senior technical staff in compliance with applicable regulations
Qualifications for lab research assistant
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Biology or other related scientific field required
  • Designing, modeling, and testing of modules for the CMS timing detector
  • Interface with the CPT and INQNET team members
  • BS in Physics, Applied Physics or a related field and lab research experience
  • Experience in detector instrumentation research
  • Experience in system integration of scientific instruments and high bandwidth data acquisition systems
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Lab Research Assistant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for a lab research assistant. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for lab research assistant
  • Perform basic laboratory procedures and collect and record/document research data in compliance with Good Laboratory Practices (GLPs), Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), study protocols and company policies/practices
  • Input, print and edit computer entries (e.g., laboratory data)
  • Prepare materials and data for shipment and archiving
  • Receive samples and complete tracking documentation
  • Maintain clean work areas
  • Conduct routine bench works following established procedures and protocols
  • Maintain mammalian cells derived from tumors
  • Assist with preparation of invitro experiments and data analysis
  • Breeding, genotyping, dissections, and physiological analyses of the mice
  • Assisting the culture of primary human and mouse cells
Qualifications for lab research assistant
  • Knowledge of modern data analysis techniques and coding
  • Proficiency and knowledge of MS platforms, including Microsoft Word, Power Point, Excel required
  • Experience with standard mammalian-cell culture procedures and practices strongly preferred
  • Attention to detail, basic proficiency in Microsoft Office, strong organizational skills excellent written and verbal communication
  • At least 2 years experience working with mice in an academic laboratory
  • Bachelor's Degree, preferably in a health or social science discipline, including quantitative and statistical coursework highly desired
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Lab Research Assistant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of lab research assistant. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for lab research assistant
  • Learn complex research ideas, concepts, and methodologies and proactively apply them to new projects and situations
  • Work closely with Growth Lab research teams in developing working papers, journal articles and presentations
  • Analyze, manage, clean, and create datasets on a range of economic variables and indicators, including the use of Stata statistical software
  • Conduct literature reviews of relevant academic papers and development policies on specific topics in areas of economic growth theory, structural transformation, governance, and growth diagnostics
  • Provide written analysis for academic journal articles, reports, and presentations
  • Maintain the cell culture
  • Prepare and process RNA/DNA/cell lysate and blood samples, according to the standard operating procedures
  • Understand and adhere to safety and blood pathogen guidelines as outlined by supervisor
  • Maintain inventory of processing supplies to meet the needs of upcoming sample needs
  • Performs related laboratory maintenance such as maintaining and cleaning equipment, ordering supplies and keep up to date material inventory
Qualifications for lab research assistant
  • Bachelor degree in process engineering or polymer science
  • Strong command of Microsoft Office software
  • Bachelors of Sciences degree
  • Knowledge of office/research software applications
  • Ability to coordinate and prioritize multiple concurrent projects
  • Experience performing routine cell culture techniques, such as pipetting culture media onto growing human cells in culture plates and pipetting trypsin solution onto cell layers
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Lab Research Assistant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for a lab research assistant. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for lab research assistant
  • Receive samples at the lab and ensures that they are properly unpacked, organized and ready for processing
  • Document, compile, and assist in interpreting experimental data
  • Report data to supervisor in oral and written reports and give presentation at group meetings
  • Construct figures for grant proposals, progress reports and manuscripts
  • Assist in the lab organization and housekeeping
  • Manage a mouse colony within the department of Immunmology
  • Conducting tissue culture of P
  • Supporting any number of other routine molecular biological procedures basic laboratory duties
  • Interpret plating results
  • Sample fixation
Qualifications for lab research assistant
  • Experience working with mice for surgical procedures, including anesthesia administration
  • Strong communication skills (both verbally and written) needed to interact professionally and effectively with a diverse population at all levels of organization in person, over the phone or in writing
  • Experience with extracting DNA and RNA from tumor specimens, and cloning and subcloning of pertinent DNA fragments
  • Experience working with animal care protocols and laboratory safety coordination and compliance training
  • Experience in conducting practice-integrated research to improve cancer care quality, including the quality and value of chemotherapy care and/or patient-provider communication and decision making
  • Ability to lead and collaborate with multidisciplinary research teams care delivery teams

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