Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.
The Department of Cell & Developmental Biology is seeking a Research Laboratory Tech Associate to assist with the maintenance of tissue culture facilities. The desired candidate should be experienced in standard tissue culture techniques (cell culture, transfections, immunofluorescence, etc.) and should be proficient in molecular biology (PCR, sub-cloning, Western Blots, etc.). Additional responsibilities will include hazardous waste disposal, cleaning and sterilization of glassware, preparation of media and buffers, organization and maintenance of lab databases, ordering, and data entry. The candidate should be willing to learn new procedures and methods. The ability to work as a part of a team and also independently is essential. The candidate should also possess good organizational and communication skills.
You will have an opportunity to contribute to exciting research projects and learn quantitative techniques including live cell fluorescence microscopy, flow cytometry, etc. and cutting-edge molecular biology techniques such as genome editing using CRISPR/Cas9 etc. Prior undergraduate students and technicians in the lab were contributing authors on published papers, and went on to join prestigious MD, MD PhD, and graduate programs.
Assist in driving a research project forward via experimentation and data analysis
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, as well as interpersonal skills contributing to a strong team environment are required.
The ability to work as a part of a team and also independently is essential.
Bachelor’s degree in Cell & Molecular Biology and laboratory experience is preferred.
Experience in basic wet lab techniques including molecular biology (sub-cloning), biochemistry (Western blots), and tissue culture (sterile techniques).
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