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Research Assistant - West Lafayette - Biological Sciences

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Purdue University Northwest

West Lafayette, IN

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Job Description:

Perform protein purification, crystallization and microbiological assays. Responsible for purification of proteins crucial to the entry of other proteins into bacterial cell membranes. Generation of site-specific altered proteins and assays of protein activity by microbiological techniques. Measure, mix and combine research chemicals and/or prepare growth media.

This position has a limited duration of 24 months with continuation dependent on additional funding. Benefits do apply.


Bachelor's degree in Biological Sciences or related field.

One year of experience in basic protein biochemistry, microbiology and recombinant DNA techniques, or related experience.

Consideration will be given to an equivalent combination of related education and required work experience.

Good knowledge of modern biology and biochemistry.

Data entry skills into database.

Ability to analyze complex data and draw conclusions.

Ability to utilize Microsoft Office for writing reports, preparing spreadsheets and presentations.

Facility with the bench skills and calculations used in preparing reagents.

Good organizational skills and ability to keep accurate and detailed records.

Protein purification skills.

Additional Information:

This position has a limited duration of 24 months with continuation dependent on additional funding. Benefits do apply.

Purdue will not sponsor an employment related visa for this position.

A background check will be required for employment in this position.

FLSA: Exempt (Not Eligible For Overtime).

Retirement Eligibility: Defined Contribution Waiting Period.

Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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We are Purdue University Northwest, part of the internationally-respected Purdue University system and the fifth-largest public university in the state of Indiana On February 26, 2014, Purdue University announced a plan to unify the administration of the university’s two northwest Indiana campuses, Purdue Calumet and Purdue North Central. On July 18, 2014, the Purdue Board of Trustees approved Purdue University Northwest as the name of the unified Calumet and North Central campuses. Dr. Thomas Keon, Chancellor of Purdue Calumet, was appointed Chancellor-Designate of Purdue Northwest on November 20, 2015. Once unification is complete, Purdue Northwest will be a comprehensive university enrolling more than 15,000 students, employing more than 1,500 faculty and staff, and offering more than 70 graduate and undergraduate programs of study on two campuses. The current target date for completion of unification is July 1, 2016.Purdue University Northwest, in the land grant tradition of learning, discovery and engagement, provides high quality, affordable undergraduate and graduate education to students of Northwest Indiana and beyond. We create a welcoming environment that promotes critical inquiry through experiential learning, faculty scholarship, civic engagement and community partnerships.Purdue University Northwest will be the institution of choice in Northwest Indiana and beyond as the center for education, innovation, economic development and culture.

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