The Beirne B. Carter for Immunology Research seeks a Laboratory Specialist to provide technical support of NIH funded research on the role of natural killer (NK) cells. Active research projects in the Brown Laboratory aim to elucidate genetic and molecular mechanisms underlying NK cell protection during virus infection, as well as cancer. Genetic, molecular and cellular approaches are used to examine NK and other immune cell types in newly developed mouse model systems, or following collection from human patient tissue samples. The lab specialist is expected to help design and perform experiments, provide general lab maintenance and organization, inventory and oversight of critical lab materials (cell lines, plasmids, antibodies, virus stocks, etc), database organization and oversight, mouse husbandry, genotyping and genetic screening, supplies ordering and purchasing, and record keeping. The lab specialist is also expected to provide leadership and help with training and guidance of new laboratory personnel, including undergraduate and graduate research students.
Internal Number: R0008349
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