The Research Assistant utilizes skills to provide technical research laboratory support in performing research experiments. Maintains records of data collected. Assists in the organization, tabulation and analysis of data under the general supervision of the laboratory manager or Principal Investigator.
This position is seeking a Research Assistant I or II to work in a lab at the convergence of RNA biology and cancer molecular biology. Prior RNA molecular biology and mammalian tissue culture experience is strongly desired for an RA I and required for an RA II, with previous experience in RNA purification, western blotting, qPCR, and a working knowledge of translational control, and RNA processing (specifically splicing and/or alternative polyadenylation) steps being particularly useful. This position will NOT involve work with animals.
Excellent organization, communication and critical thinking skills, the ability to work both independently and in a team-based environment, plus self-motivation are also prerequisites. Candidates will have the opportunity to learn and apply cutting edge methodologies to study how cytoplasmic capping and the FHIT tumor suppressor modulate the expression of the epitranscriptome in cancer and stress responses in the lab of Dr. Daniel Kiss.
If interested, please attach a letter of interest, curriculum vitae and list of three references with your application. In your letter of interest, please describe your research background, interests and future career goals.
Start date: Late March or April 1st
Duration : open, 2 year minimum commitment
Daniel L. Kiss, Ph.D.
Houston Methodist Research Institute
Dept. Biomarker Research Program
6670 Bertner Avenue
Houston, TX 77030