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Physics: Biophysical Aspects of Carcinogenesis

This research assistantship is in-person, with opportunity for the academic year 2023-2024. The lead faculty is Dr. Amina Mohammadalipour.
All SURGE positions are part-time with a maximum of 20 hours per week. Anything over the 20 hour mark will be considered volunteer time and cannot be compensated.
Please review the project description and qualifications below, and submit your resume and a brief written statement (cover letter) explaining your interest in this area and your qualifications.
Project description
 My interdisciplinary research is centered upon the biophysical aspects of carcinogenesis from initiation and growth to progression and metastasis. New insights into the biophysical-driven cellular and subcellular functions, which critically regulate tumor invasion, will contribute to the development of drug discovery and therapeutic innovations.

 • Assists with research projects; performs independent research; plans, designs and implements research projects; prepares and maintains culture media, and reagents; grows cultures; performs various assays; sterilizes equipment; separates and purifies various materials and substances; orders laboratory supplies; performs library research; interprets experimental test data; performs minor equipment repairs.
• Sets-up and operates various scientific apparatus.
• Performs various clerical duties including typing, answering phones, preparing correspondence, preparing and maintaining bibliographies, and completing applications and forms.
• Compiles processes and analyzes data; records research procedures and results; files and maintains records; inputs and retrieves data using computers.
• Performs other duties as assigned.

• Knowledge of the use and preparation of culture media, chemicals, and reagents.
• Verbal and written communication skills.
• Supervisory skills- ability to assist new technicians and fellows.
• Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
• Ability to tend to details.
• Ability to maintain records and inventories.
• Ability to operate a personal computer.