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Research Assistant Job

Job Number: RIH16065

Job Title: Research Assistant

Department: 2SCAR FENG HCC - 7671004

Facility: Rhode Island Hospital

Location: Providence, RI

EXPERIENCE: Preferred experience in biochemical and molecular biological methods including cardiomycytes and endothelial cell culture, DNA, RNA, protein, PCCR, Western blots histology and immunohistochemistry, and microscopic imaging. Previous experience in mouse colony maintenance and small animal surgery, such as coronary artery ligation in rat and mouse. Candidate should be motivated to learn new lab techniques and functional/biochemical assays. At least 2-3 years’ experience in the field of cardiovascular research.
EDUCATION: Bachelor’s Degree in Biological Sciences in cardiovascular research with 1-2 years related experience.

Participate in a study to investigate endothelial function and potassium channels in the setting of metabolic syndrome, and diabetes at cellular, molecular and functional changes in isolated endothelial cells, in-vitro vessels and intact animals from mouse and human heart tissue samples. Specific duties will be determined according to candidate’s background and qualification, and needs of the lab.