School of Medicine-RC - United States-Pennsylvania - (19002172)
The Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology and Heart, Lung and Blood Vascular Medicine Institute is seeking a Laboratory Specialist.
This Laboratory Specialist will work in a basic and translational science research laboratory, focused on cardiovascular disease with a strong emphasis on animal models of disease and cell and molecular biology techniques. Activities will include but will not be limited to maintaining mouse breeding colonies for global and tissue-specific knockout animals, surgical preparation of animals, animal handling including post-operative care, implementation of special diets, administration of medications, collection of data (including physiologic/hemodynamic and imaging data), and preparation of animal protocols for approval.
Activities also include assisting lab members in the design and planning of protocols and experiments related to research projects and assisting in ordering supplies and maintaining inventories and records of reagent, supplies, equipment etc. In addition, the incumbent will assist in maintenance of lab facilities and equipment, conduct biochemical, genetic, cell and molecular experiments, and will be involved in the culture of primary cells and cell lines.
Must be able to work in a team as well as be independent. Should have good strong troubleshooting skills. Must be flexible and very well-organized in managing multiple tasks and able to clearly document data and activities in a lab notebook. Must effectively communicate with PI and other lab members and contribute to lab management (expenditure, supplies, regulatory and training).
A minimum of Bachelor's Degree in Biology, Biochemistry or related field, or equivalent experience is required. Additional experience preferred. Further advanced education (e.g. Masters) in relevant area could strengthen the application. Professional level experience in laboratory research with knowledge of biologic science and acceptable scientific research training; prior experience in animal research/surgery required.
Assignment Category: Fulltime-Regular
Job Classification: Staff.Research.III
Minimum Education Level Required: Baccalaureate
Minimum Experience Level Required: 1-2 years experience
Work Schedule: May vary if time sensative research is being done
Hiring Range: TBD based on qualifications
Relocation Offered: No
Visa Sponsorship Provided: No
Background Check: For position finalists, employment with the University will require successful completion of a background check
Child Protection Clearances: Not Applicable
Required Documents: Resume
Optional Documents: Cover Letter
Internal Number: 19002172
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