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Requisition ID:  25604

Research Assistant - Life and Physical Sciences

Job Summary

As the Research Assistant, you will conduct research under the direction of the principal investigator by carrying out characterization of gut bacterial physiology and drug-induced hepatotoxicity studies in mice and hepatocytes. The work involves executing experiments involving biochemistry, microbiology and analytical chemistry, as well as animal experiments. You will also participate in maintaining transgenic mouse lines in the lab. This position will also assist in manuscript preparation.


You will participate in exciting ongoing research in investigating how the gut microbiota affects host physiology.


This is onsite at the Purdue University campus.



What We're Looking For:

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Biology, or related field
  • Some experience in benchwork lab research


Skills Needed:

  • Excellent record keeping skills
  • Good communications skills with ability to follow oral and written instructions
  • Strong organizational and time management skills with emphasis on accuracy and attention to detail
  • Capable of taking initiative and assuming responsibility
  • Motivated individual with ability to efficiently multi task, work under pressure, handle interruptions and meet deadlines
  • Ability to:
    • identify and determine problems, analyze information and implement solutions
    • work independently and in a team environment
    • carefully document research findings
    • work safely and accurately in a laboratory setting


Additional Information:

  • A background check will be required for employment in this position
  • FLSA: Non-Exempt (Eligible for Overtime)
  • Retirement Eligibility:  Defined Contribution Waiting Period
  • Purdue University is an EEO/AA employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply
  • Benefit Statement: Purdue University offers a substantial Benefit Package including medical, dental, and vision insurance as well as a generous paid time off package for sick and vacation days

Nearest Major Market: Lafayette

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