Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
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A position is available in Dr. Carl DeSelm’s group to work on CAR T-cells for solid tumors. Our ultimate goal is to develop new cures for cancer patients by modifying immune cells. Chimeric Antigen Receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy has dramatically improved the long-term survival of relapsed/refractory leukemia patients, demonstrating that we can achieve new levels of cure for aggressive and otherwise terminal cancers using this strategy. We are specifically working to extend this technology to a wider range of cancers. The laboratory is currently utilizing screening techniques to test the efficacy of various new CARs against solid tumors (currently pancreatic cancer, breast cancer, glioblastoma, and prostate cancer). These techniques require handling many different types of tumor cell lines in culture, and many plates of cells, over the course of each experiment.
This position is responsible for assisting with laboratory duties in a research setting and performs routine tests with direction from supervisor, manager or higher level technician.
PRIMARY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Assists investigator or higher level technician with research studies, experiments and assays including cell culture, collection of data, preparation of solutions and set-up and maintenance of equipment.
Maintains files on research and assists with data entry.
Assists with general lab maintenance and cleaning.
High school diploma or equivalent
Excellent sterile cell culture technique.
At least one year of experience working with sterile tissue culture.
Ability to manage a number of different cell cultures, over time.
Demonstrated ability to maintain complete and organized records/reports.
Working knowledge of computer software.
This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Radiation Oncology. This position is for the Medical School Campus.
Applicant Special Instructions:
Works in laboratory environment with potential exposure to biological, chemical and radioactive hazards. Must be physically able to wear protective equipment. Must be able to provide standard care to research animals.
The hiring range for this position is $12.89 - $15.97 per hour.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
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