Research TechnicianThe Center for Applied Proteomics and Molecular Medicine (CAPMM) is in the School of Systems Biology/College of Science at George Mason University. CAPMM is a world-renown laboratory that focuses on the development and implementation of cutting-edge protein analysis and advancing the field of proteomics, the systematic analysis of protein architecture in diseases and biological processes. The focus of the Center is to create new technologies and make basic science discoveries in the field of disease pathogenesis and apply these discoveries and technologies to create and implement strategies for disease prevention, early diagnosis, and individualized therapy. A primary area of emphasis of our research is cancer, however, new technologies developed in the Center are used in a number of important human diseases including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and obesity, as well as liver, ocular, neurodegenerative and infectious diseases.The George Mason University College of Science (Mason Science) is committed to advancing access, justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (AJEDI) throughout our STEM community including within our hiring and retention practices. At Mason Science, our values include fostering an organizational culture that promotes Anti-Racism, belonging, respect, and civility. We believe that a diversity of opinions, cultures, and perspectives is what provides vibrancy, innovation, and growth to an academic community. By prioritizing inclusive excellence in academics, teaching, research, and global engagement, we strive to attract a diverse pool of faculty and staff who exemplify the Mason Science mission and vision.Position Summary:The primary focus of the position will be research, and will work closely with the Principal Investigator on the project. The Research Technician will be responsible for performing Cell Culture, Laser Capture Microdissection, Western Blot, Reverse Phase Protein Microarray analysis, Spatial Proteomics, and Immunoprecipitation. The position will also perform basic statistical analyses and work in collaboration with other data scientists to analyze large proteomic datasets. Additionally, this position will have some lab management responsibilities in support of the project. This position will work closely with the Principal Investigator and will be involved in the discussion and coordination of research efforts with collaborators on the project.The work funded under this position will use cutting-edge proteomic techniques to understand carcinogenesis in pancreatic cancer.Required Qualifications:Bachelor's degree in related field or combination of education and experience;Willingness to work in a BSL2 lab;Excellent attention to detail in laboratory tasks as well as administrative tasks;Demonstrated hands-on laboratory experience;Ability to work under pressure and maintain a professional demeanor;Ability to read and comprehend relevant scientific literature;Flexibility to handle a variety of tasks and shift priorities simultaneously;Ability to work as an effective team member; andAbility to use sound judgment to effectively solve problems within the scope of the position.Preferred Qualifications:Master's degree in related field;Experience working with immunoassays including Western Blotting, Reverse Phase Protein Microarray, Immunoprecipitation, and Immunofluorescence;Experience with basic cell culture techniques;Experience with basic data processing and analysis; andExperience with word processing and spreadsheet software.
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