Health Research Inc.
First Shift (United States of America)
The laboratory of Dr. Liya Ding is looking for enthusiastic and self-motivated individual who thrive in a fast-paced, immune-oncology research environment as part of their research team in the Department of Immunology at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Centre. Dr. Ding's laboratory applies molecular biology techniques, immunological techniques, cutting-edge multi-omics techniques and multiple model systems, including in vitro coculture systems, Genetically Engineered Mouse Models (GEMMs), patient-derived xenografts (PDXs) and transplantable syngeneic tumor models to address challenging mechanisms in immune suppression and drug resistance in cancer treatment.
The Research Associate will assist with multiple ongoing research projects in the laboratory. The responsibilities includes maintaining mouse colonies, mice weaning and genotyping; dose animals by various routes (e.g., oral, intravenous, intraperitoneal, etc.), measuring tumors by calipers and non-invasive imaging (bioluminescent imaging); perform nonsurgical and surgical procedures on mice, including castration and orthotopically transplantation of ovarian and prostate tumors; collect, dissect, and process tissue/tumor samples for DNA/RNA/protein, immunohistochemical, and flow cytometric analysis; culture various types of cells and perform basic molecular biology experiments; data recording, analysis, reporting and interpretation; contribute to laboratory management, overall vivarium organization, and IACUC protocols.
This position offers the availability to work a flexible schedule based on experiments including holidays and weekends.
Required Education and Experience
1. Master's degree and the equivalent of eighteen (18) months of full-time professional research experience in a laboratory, clinical or scientific research environment; or
2. Bachelor's degree and the equivalent of thirty (30) months of full-time professional research experience in a laboratory, clinical or scientific research environment.
Required degrees must have been granted by an accredited college or university or one recognized by Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center as following acceptable educational practices.
The preferred candidate should have a Bachelor's degree in Biological Sciences or equivalent major and three years of experience in animal work. The preferred candidate should have excellent communication skills and must be able to work with a wide variety of faculty and staff. In addition, the preferred candidate should have demonstrated experience with outstanding planning and multi-tasking skills including oversight of day-to-day operations of a lab.
Roswell Park Cancer Institute Corporation (RPCIC) and Health Research Inc. (HRI) Roswell Park Division believe that all persons are entitled to equal employment opportunities, and we do not discriminate against our employees, applicants or job seekers because of their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, creed, age, disability, pregnancy-related condition, military or veteran status, marital or familial status, domestic violence victim status, citizenship status, genetic information, individual's relationship or association with a member of a protected category or any other protected group status as defined by law.
Additionally, RPCIC and HRI Roswell Park Division are committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to HR-PayAndBenefits@RoswellPark.org and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.
Roswell Park is committed to providing an environment where patients, families, employees, and community are treated with courtesy and respect. We support an inclusive environment that nurtures the talents, skills, and abilities of each individual to embody and reflect Roswell Park's core values; Innovation, Integrity, Teamwork, Commitment, Compassion, and Respect.
This is a grant-funded position. Compliance with funding requirements such as time and effort reporting, grant deliverables, and contract deliverables is required.
Health Research Incorporated (HRI) Roswell Park Division participates in the E-Verify program.
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