The Center for Molecular and Translational Medicine at Georgia State University is seeking an experienced Research Associate I. This position will organize and assist all daily procedures related to translational and knock-in/knock-out rodent husbandry, genotyping, breeding colony management; oversee the breeding and maintaining over thousands genetically modified transgenic or knockout mice currently available in the center; perform bench work, data analysis, experimental planning in multiple NIH funded scientific projects; help develop and manage IACUC protocols; address animal health issues; contribute to the discovery of new research ideas by designing experiments, implement procedures and train team members in a wide range of approaches in metabolic regulation, mouse and human genetics, molecular biology, biochemistry and histopathology including numerous bioinformatics approaches using massive parallel sequencing such as RNA seq and 16S RNA profiling and genotyping of genetically modified mice; help design and evaluate experiments and develop new ideas that promote current research and can bring new expertise to the research program for the betterment of the University.
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences or related field with 2 years’ experience in the following:
- Performing such techniques as molecular cloning, polymerase chain reaction (PCR), gel electrophoresis, and SDS-PAGE, to genotype the translational and knock-in/knock-out rodent.
- Use Cre-loxP system to generate tissue-specific and inducible knockouts mice in order to control over the location and timing of gene expression.
- Design and conduct the breeding and colony management strategy over thousands genetically modified transgenic or knockout mice based on trait inheritance and molecular inheritance mechanisms of genes.
This position will work occasional nights and weekends.