This laboratory performs research in cell lipid particle interaction and lipid metabolism in transport and cellular enrichment. The incumbent will perform basic biochemical analyses include hands-on bench experimentation in cell culture, animal care and research to provide experimental support for ongoing projects. The candidate will thoroughly document all results and technical reports of studies as well as assist with data analysis to support the development of standard operating procedures and guidelines.
Additional responsibilities pertain to laboratory safety, research supplies organization and orders, reagent preparation, equipment maintenance, animal care and other related duties as required.
The Technician B will provide general research support. Duties include preparing solutions, setting up and calibrating equipment and carrying out fully planned experiments, collecting samples and keeping records of results. S/he will also perform other duties necessary to the functioning of the laboratory, such as ordering and maintaining laboratory supplies, chemicals, and equipment.
Requires a bachelor's degree in chemistry, biology, physics or related science or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. The candidate must have experience with standard biochemical assays, animal care and use, and utilization of radioisotopes. As well, the candidate must demonstrate attention to detail, ability to work independently if required and good interpersonal communication skills. It will be necessary to work late on occasion to complete experiments.
A minimum of six (6) months experience in a research laboratory preferred. Computer skills (Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel)
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