Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
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Under supervision, the Staff Research Associate perform a wide variety of standard repetitive laboratory and experimental procedures. Incumbent will assist in preparation of primary cultures of mouse embryonic fibroblasts, astrocytes and neonatal rat heart cells, maintain several lines of cultured cells, prepare chemical solutions, and assist PI and other lab members with experiments. Under technical supervision perform cardiovascular microsurgical techniques on mice. Will perform laboratory and tissue culture facility maintenance duties (including ordering supplies, assuring that lab equipment is kept in working condition and general clean up). Interact easily with faculty, postdoctoral scholars, students and research technicians.
Theoretical knowledge of biological science, chemistry, biochemistry or molecular biology or equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Bachelor's degree in biological science (mammalian cells) preferred.
Familiarity with wide range of standard molecular and mammalian cellular biology techniques and mammalian cell culture.
Experience of basic laboratory procedures and equipment, including preparation of buffers, solutions and reagents and sterile techniques.
Knowledge of tissue culture and experience with maintenance of tissue culture facility.
Experience with preparing primary cultures, maintaining cell lines and preparing chemical solutions.
Experience working with mice and rodents.
Knowledge of regulations affecting use and storage of radioactive isotopes (thymidine and p32). Knowledge & experience of proper handling, storage, and disposal of hazardous chemicals and biohazardous materials.
Theoretical knowledge of anatomy (mouse).
Understanding of UC ordering procedures.
Employment is subject to a criminal background check.
Work safely with radioactive isotopes.
Ability to work carefully with potentially harmful agents and biohazardous materials.
Must be willing and able to work with mice as research model.
Willingness to work evenings and weekends, if necessary.
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