Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
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This position is full time and works approximately 40 hours per week. Hours are generally normal business hours but may vary due to the timing for experiments and other research activity deadlines.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Nephrology. This position is for the Medical School Campus.
The Herrlich Lab studies molecular mechanisms of interorgan crosstalk from the kidney to the lung and heart. Our work offers exposure to many different tools of modern biology, tissue culture and mouse genetics. We are using mouse models of kidney-heart and kidney-lung injury, and study interorgan crosstalk using quantitative biological tools, such as FACS, FACSseq, mass cytometry or RNAseq. In addition, we use all standard molecular biology and cell biology tools. This position assists with the technical aspects of studies and experiments, including documentation and preparation of materials. We are looking for a technician who is enthusiastic to learn and will support the lab in doing cellular and molecular biology, cell culture and mouse work.
PRIMARY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Assists with research studies, experiments and assays, including collection of data, preparation of solutions and set-up and maintenance of equipment.
Performs data entry and maintains data files on research.
Prepares and aliquotes solutions, reagents, probes, etc. and sterilizes supplies.
Performs tissue culture.
Assists in management of the mouse colony.
Maintains reagent inventory of the lab.
Complies with established safety procedures and maintains required documentation on laboratory and specimen conditions.
Ensures lab conditions and equipment are properly cleaned and maintained in accordance with established procedures.
Assists with general lab maintenance and cleaning.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree and up to one year of experience in a laboratory setting or an equivalent combination of education and experience equaling four years.
Willingness to work with mice.
Experience in managing a mouse colony.
Experience in cell culture.
Demonstrated ability to work independently and communicate with laboratory staff and investigators.
Demonstrated ability to maintain, complete and organize records and reports.
Working knowledge of computer software and general lab equipment.
The hiring range for this position is $14.07 - $18.99 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.
Ten RO1-funded research labs of the Division of Nephrology are located in a newly renovated lab space (move in was March 2019). Research in the Division encompasses a wide range of topics, from kidney injury and repair mechanisms to mechanisms of fibrosis, diabetic nephropathy, genetic diseases of the kidney, kidney and urogenital development and kidney cancer. All labs are housed in one common open lab space which allows for ample interaction between the research teams.
This position works in a laboratory environment with potential exposure to biological, chemical and radioactive hazards. The individual must be physically able to wear protective equipment and to provide standard care to research animals.
Internal Applicant Instruction:
This position is grade R06.
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
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