Research Associate I

South Dakota State University

Brookings, SD

Job posting number: #7108029

Posted: August 12, 2022

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

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South Dakota State University (SDSU) is seeking a creative and innovative Research Associate I. The person in this position will aid research efforts by managing lab activities and records and by applying a range of technologies including cutting-edge CRIPSR whole genome screening microscopy and flow cytometry to study the molecular pathways governing antibody therapeutics and target cell killing by macrophages. In addition to conducting research, the successful candidate will be expected to author papers, create figures, train and work with students, manage laboratory inventory, and enforce safety practices. Individuals with the drive to develop and apply the skills necessary are ideal candidates for this position and training opportunities will be provided.

This is a 12-month, full-time, benefit-eligible position. This position is supervised by Professor Adam Hoppe, in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at SDSU.

South Dakota State University promotes access to and opportunities for all to receive the benefit of and participate in education, research, and service and is especially interested in candidates that can contribute to this land-grant mission of access.

Must be authorized to work in the U.S. Sponsorship is not available for this position.

Conduct high-level molecular biology experiments, including CRISPR whole-genome screens, RNAseq studies and functional analysis.
Use flow cytometry and high content microscopy to conduct functional cellular assays.
Harvest tissue and immune cells from transgeneic mice for experiments.
Help the PI manage lab record keeping, inventory and training of students.

Master’s Degree in Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, Genetics, or related discipline completed by first day of employment.
Ability to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences.
Ability to perform mathematical calculations.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Demonstrated organizational and time management skills.
Strong interpersonal skills.
Computer literacy.
Demonstrated laboratory skills including experience with molecular biology, cell culture and biochemistry.
Ability to work as a contributing team member.

Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Immunology, Biology, or a closely related field.
Experience with cell biology and bioinformatics.
Previous experience with molecular biology, including construct design, CRISPR gene editing, PCR and related technologies.
Demonstrated experience with next generation sequencing methods, flow cytometry and fluorescence and luminescence technologies.
Experience in publishing in peer reviewed journals.

South Dakota State University offers a wide range of benefits including medical, dental, and flexible benefits, retirement plans, compensation packages, paid holidays, and vacation leave. Employees also have access to internal and state-sponsored training as well as reduced tuition for state-supported courses at all State of South Dakota academic institutions.

This system will guide you through the electronic application form. This employment site will also require the attachment of a cover letter, which should specifically address how the candidate meets the qualifications as outlined in the advertisement, Curriculum Vitae or resume, and a reference page with the contact information for three professional references. Email applications will not be accepted. Please contact SDSU Human Resources at (605) 688-4128 if you require assistance with this process.

Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or university policies, including but not limited to, successful completion of a criminal background check.

South Dakota State University is a tobacco free environment. It is university policy to maintain a drug-free environment and to thereby establish, promote, and maintain a safe and healthy working and learning environment for employees and students. This position is subject to South Dakota State University’s Drug and Alcohol Testing Policy 4:14.

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Job posting number:#7108029
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
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