Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
This position encompasses a wide variety of duties and responsibilities ranging from performance of experimental protocols, to laboratory coordination and administrative work. Routine duties include, but are not limited to, biological sample production and inventory maintenance; conducting primary research in both in vitro and in vivo models; troubleshooting and modifying procedures to fit changing needs of research staff; maintaining regulatory records and documentation such as IACUC protocols, controlled substance use logs, training records, and surgical procedures documentation; organization, cleaning, and maintenance of common laboratory space, supplies, and equipment; serving as catch-all problem solver and answerer of laboratory related questions.
Specific duties include:
Research (80%) ï‚· Execute complex, multi-step procedures as described in established protocols or by instruction from senior research staff in both in vivo and in vitro models. Maintain cell lines and animal colonies used in experimental protocols. Lab Organization (10%) ï‚· Maintain supply inventory by placing and receiving routine orders. Clean and organize equipment and supplies – wash, sterilize, pack supplies and equipment needed for sterile procedures. ï‚· Maintain laboratory space, equipment, and supplies in such a manner as to facilitate undisrupted work-flow including general cleaning and organization, in-house equipment maintenance, and scheduling of services by outside technicians. ï‚· Trouble shoot technical problems and perform regular maintenance on equipment including, but not limited to, biosafety cabinet, desktop- and ultra-centrifuges, a variety of pipettes, desktop computers and printers (set-up, configure, install software and OS). Record Keeping (10%) ï‚· Records keeping and administrative work such as IACUC documentation, controlled substances logs, current protocol documentation, data collection, staff training history, and reading and editing manuscripts (with potential to help generate), grant applications, proposals, and presentation posters and slides.
Summary of Research Interest in Segura Lab
Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) is a devastating problem for a rising population of premature infants. Traditional medical therapy often fails and affected patients frequently warrant surgical intervention, yielding a mortality approaching 50% and a host of other long-term complications in survivors. Our long-term goal is to understand the role of the ENS in intestinal disease in children and to characterize its potential for preventive and therapeutic purposes.
All required qualifications must be documented on application materials.
Required qualifications: BA/BS and one year of experience working in a biological lab, or a combination of education and work experience in a biological lab to total five years.
Preferred qualifications: Background in neuroscience and experience in animal procedures, cell culture, immunohistochemistry, standard molecular biology techniques would be helpful.
Internal Number: 330935
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