National Institute on Aging

Brown University — Research Assistant

Job Description:

The Research Assistant will be responsible for the analysis of gene functional by metrics that include molecular biology, immunolabeling, a variety of microscopy including confocal, stereo, and electron microscopy. The candidate will be responsible for helping maintain lab management tasks on a daily basis. The Research Assistant will work closely with senior staff to carry out additional experimental protocols as well as provide technical assistance, and perform experiments according to established laboratory protocols.

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

Job Qualifications

Education and Experience

  • Required: Bachelor degree in biology, biochemistry, genetics, zoology or related field
  • Undergraduate research experience with previous experience working in a laboratory setting
  • Previous experience with marine organisms
  • Previous experience with microscopy, especially fluorescence and confocal microscopy
  • Ability to gain new skill sets in imaging including electron microscopy
  • Relevant coursework and basic knowledge of laboratory approaches and techniques in the areas of
  • Molecular, Cell Biology, Biochemistry and Development
  • Strong organization and computer skills with preferably some experience using Excel, and laboratory data programs

Job Competencies

  • Excellent written and communication skills
  • Ability to be observant and self-motivated
  • Ability to think critically and problem-solve
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to communicate clearly and professionally with co-workers
  • Ability to complete accurate records and follow detailed instructions
  • Possesses a willingness and ability to support a diverse and inclusive campus community

Recruiting Start Date:

Job Posting Title:
Research Assistant

Department of Molecular Biology, Cell Biology and Biochemistry

Grade 7

Worker Type:

Worker Sub-Type:
Seasonal/Intermittent (Fixed Term) (Seasonal)

Time Type:
Part time

Scheduled Weekly Hours:

Position Classification:

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.

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