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This position will require regular usage of procedures in molecular biology, cellular biology, genetics, biochemistry, histology, physiology, and animal husbandry. The primary responsibility of this individual is to carry out and assist in experimental research studies, including drafting Standard Operating Procedures descriptions, experiment setup, data collection and analysis. Primary duties will include breeding and genotyping mouse colonies, pre and post-operative care on mice undergoing surgery, animal sacrifice and dissection, DNA/RNA/protein isolation and analysis, production and maintenance of cell culture lines and molecular cloning.
Secondary duties will include the maintenance of laboratory equipment, ordering of consumable supplies, preparation of reagents, maintenance of laboratory material stocks in a digital format, production of IACUC protocols, and execution of IACUC approved animal procedures including diet preparation, body weight and food intake measurements, tail blood collection and oral glucose tolerance testing. In addition, the technician will maintain safety records in the lab, train new lab personnel, organize lab procedures and common areas. The individual will work closely with lab members, both trainees and staff scientists, to assure a smooth and orderly progression of work in the lab. Additionally, regular review of scientific publications, critical analysis of data, production of writing samples and troubleshooting/problem solving of standard laboratory procedures will be required.
This position is a 39 hour per week position, with some weekend and holiday hours required.
Associate's degree with 1-3 years of laboratory experience with an emphasis on rodent handling and husbandry, cell culture, and basic molecular biology or equivalent combination of education and experience. Able to obtain necessary training and certification in handling of animals, infectious agents, and toxic compounds. Must be able to manage and prioritize multiple tasks, work independently, as well as in a team environment and more importantly, communicate effectively with others on the team and with the PI. Ability to learn quickly and apply new knowledge gained is important. Must exhibit close attention to detail, accountability for responsibility, and adherence to deadlines. Strong oral and written skills as well as interpersonal skills and a commitment to clear and effective communication are important. Must be competent at basic computer skills.
Bachelor's degree with 1-3 years of laboratory experience with techniques listed above is highly preferred. Ability to foresee and anticipate needs of the laboratory and PI. Demonstrated ability to adapt published procedures to the specific needs of the project. Willingness to tackle new protocols is desirable. Experience with laboratory safety, animal handling, and lab organization is preferable. Strong organizational skills mandatory.
** As a note Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
** Relocation assistance will not be provided for this position.
*** This is a one year appointment, with possible extension based on performance and availability of funds.***
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