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Classification Details

Classification Information

Classification Title Research Assistant 2
Classification Code 39150
FLSA Exempt

Position Details

Position Information

Position Title Research Assistant 2
Position Number 926100
CIP Code
Pay Grade 4
Department Internal Medicine - 31510
Expectations for All Employees:

East Tennessee State University pursues its mission based upon core values. An employee’s job performance must support and exhibit the university’s core values: PEOPLE come first, are treated with dignity and respect, and are encouraged to achieve their full potential; RELATIONSHIPS are built on honesty, integrity and trust; DIVERSITY of people and thought is respected; EXCELLENCE is achieved through teamwork, leadership, creativity, and a strong work ethic; EFFICIENCY is achieved through wise use of human and financial resources; and COMMITMENT to intellectual achievement is embraced.

Job Summary

Responsible to the Principal Investigator for assisting in research in innate immunity and epigenetics of severe inflammation; performing a variety of immunological and molecular assays that require planning and modification of protocols; conferring with the principal investigator and assisting in designing and conducting experiments; collecting, analyzing and interpreting results; reviewing literature information concerning experimental procedures; maintaining inventory of supplies, materials, and equipment; and performs other related duties as assigned..

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of biochemistry, genetics, immunology, and microbiology. Knowledge of animal (mice and rats) husbandry. Knowledge of agarose and polycrmide gel electrophoresis. Knowledge of slide preparation from tissue specimens. Knowledge of fluorescent microscopy, RNA and DNA isolation, plamis preps, and tissure fractionation through ultracenterfugation.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s or master’s degree in a Biology, Biochemistry, Physiology or related discipline; one year of experience in basic research; training and/or experience in immunology and/or molecular biology techniques; experience in cell culture, cell transfection, DNA and RNA manipulation, cloning, western blotting, and handling of small animals.

Preferred Qualifications
Physical Demands
Supervision Given and Received
Version Date November 2010

Job Duties

These are the job duties required of the position.

Description of Job Duty

Designs and implements experiments to achieve project goals.

Job Duty Type Essential
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Shares expertise in special techniques with collaborating lab personnel.

Job Duty Type Essential
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Maintains skills in making tissure sections and immunostiaing.

Job Duty Type Essential
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Handles small laboratory animals.

Job Duty Type Essential
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Maintains laboratory supplies and equipment adequate to meet lab demands.

Job Duty Type Secondary
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Remains current on the methods needed for major shared equipment.

Job Duty Type Secondary
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Maintains collegial relationships with collaborating laboratory personnel.

Job Duty Type Secondary
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Performs other related duties as assigned.

Job Duty Type Secondary