Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
The laboratory of Curtis Hughey in the Division of Molecular Medicine, Department of Medicine aims to understand the metabolic factors underlying the development of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and the transition to liver cancer. The Hughey Lab is seeking a researcher who is enthusiastic to help in this research aim.
JOB DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: 30% - Mouse Phenotyping Prepare for metabolic studies in mice which includes fasting mice, preparing reagents, and setting up equipment Perform metabolic studies which includes handling mice, blood sampling and pipetting, and venous infusions Record and organize experimental data Harvest tissues from mice and store samples appropriately
30% - Coordination and Completion of Laboratory Experiments Assist with the design, validation, and implementation of procedures for new and existing laboratory assays Perform biochemical and molecular analyses on mouse plasma and tissues including qPCR, western blotting, and enzymatic assays
30% - Data Analysis and Presentation Use MATLAB-based software to build network reaction models to study metabolism Use statistical software to analyze data from experiments Assist in data organization and manuscript preparation
10% - General Laboratory Administration and Support Purchase appropriate laboratory supplies and equipment Complete routine laboratory tasks including hazardous/chemical waste removal, washing of plastic and glassware, and equipment maintenance Assist in completing and maintaining regulatory documents Assist the PI in training new and existing lab members in lab procedures and protocols
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS (Must be documented on resume): BS in science or a combination of education and work experience equal to four years Previous involvement in rodent research
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Demonstrated experience in western blotting, qPCR, and/or other molecular biology techniques
Internal Number: 332245
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