Brown University — Research Assistant

Job Description:

Grade 7:

The Research Assistant will set up equipment, experimental procedures, and assist with the daily activity of the Abdelfattah research laboratory (https://sites.brown.edu/abdelfattah/) in the Neuroscience Department. The Abdelfattah Lab is focused on making molecular tools for neuroscience research. This includes using bioengineering and chemical approaches to develop molecular tools to visualize and study the brain. Research in the lab combines electrophysiology, fluorescence imaging, protein engineering, and advanced genetic approaches to visualize the structure and function of the nervous system.

The Research Assistant will assist with the lab’s goals through internal and external collaborations and method development, while also being empowered to take on individual projects. The Research Assistant will work closely with the PI, students and departmental administrators to support the daily operations in the lab. The Research Assistant will help with laboratory experiments according to established protocols and laboratory research.

This is a fixed term position with a current end date of 05/30/2023 which may be extended based upon available funding.

Job Qualifications

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in life science (neuroscience, biology, or related sciences) required.
  • Undergraduate research experience or extensive coursework in relevant sciences is required.
  • Or, equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience working with cell/tissue culture is preferred.
  • Experience with cloning is preferred.
  • Experience with electrophysiology and optical techniques is preferred

Job Competencies

  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work in close collaboration with a diverse group of people.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Dependability and strong record keeping skills.
  • Ability to quickly learn new technical skills.
  • Ability to actively discuss ongoing work with group members, including during weekly lab meetings.
  • Knowledge of basic electrophysiology and optical techniques.
  • Basic computing and data analysis skills.
  • Possesses a willingness and ability to support a diverse and inclusive campus community.

Grade 8:

The Research Assistant will set up equipment, experimental procedures, and oversee daily activity of the Abdelfattah research laboratory (https://sites.brown.edu/abdelfattah/) in the Neuroscience Department. The Abdelfattah Lab is focused on making molecular tools for neuroscience research. This includes using bioengineering and chemical approaches to develop molecular tools to visualize and study the brain. Research in the lab combines electrophysiology, fluorescence imaging, protein engineering, and advanced genetic approaches to visualize the structure and function of the nervous system.

The Research Assistant will assist with the lab’s goals through internal and external collaborations and method development, while also being empowered to take on individual projects. The Research Assistant will work closely with the PI, students and departmental administrators to support the daily operations in the lab. The Research Assistant will perform laboratory experiments according to established protocols and help coordinate laboratory research.

This is a fixed term position with a current end date of 05/30/2023 which may be extended based upon available funding.

Job Qualifications

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in life science (neuroscience, biology, or related sciences) required.
  • 1-2 years of relevant laboratory experience or equivalent combination of education and experience required.
  • Experience working with cell/tissue culture is preferred
  • Experience with cloning is preferred
  • Experience with electrophysiology and optical techniques is preferred

Job Competencies

  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work in close collaboration with a diverse group of people.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Dependability and strong record keeping skills.
  • Ability to quickly learn new technical skills.
  • Ability to actively discuss ongoing work with group members, including during weekly lab meetings.
  • Knowledge of basic electrophysiology and optical techniques.
  • Basic computing and data analysis skills.
  • Possesses a willingness and ability to support a diverse and inclusive campus community.

Background and education check required.

Recruiting Start Date:
2022-04-18-07:00

Job Posting Title:
Research Assistant

Department:
Department of Neuroscience

Grade:
Grade 7

Worker Type:
Employee

Worker Sub-Type:
Fixed Term (Fixed Term)

Time Type:
Full time

Scheduled Weekly Hours:
37.5

Position Classification:
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.

Vaccination Requirements:
In order to maintain 90% or greater universal vaccination rates on campus, all newly hired employees at Brown University must receive the final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine before they begin work, unless they are approved for a medical or religious exemption. All employees must also receive a COVID-19 booster within thirty (30) days of becoming eligible. For more information, please visit the Healthy Brown site.

Still Have Questions?
If you have any questions you may contact employment@brown.edu.

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