Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
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RESEARCH SUPPORT ASSOCIATE , Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research-Jacks Lab (multiple positions), to support an exciting team interested in the genetic events contributing to the development of cancer. Will provide basic technical support--under the direct supervision of postdoctoral researchers--for researchers and their projects by assisting in experimental animal model systems aimed at understanding genetic and molecular aberrations in cancer, conduct basic lab experiments under close supervision, perform prep work for experiments, conduct standard lab techniques, and function to support lab and/or research project or protocol. Duties will include animal husbandry, PCR based genotyping, and in vivo tumor imaging (bioluminescence and micro computed tomography); the preparation/analysis of histopathological samples; cell culture; flow cytometry; DNA, RNA, and protein isolation and detection techniques; and general lab support and assistance with research experiments.
Job Requirements REQUIRED : a high school diploma or its equivalent; computer skills; training in hands-on equipment maintenance; practiced documentation skills; meticulous attention to detail; a commitment to exceeding quality standards, providing exceptional services, and producing accurate and high quality work; an awareness of safe work practices and the ability to follow safety procedures and maintain a safe work environment; and willingness to work with animals. Seek a motivated, highly organized team player with strong interpersonal and communication skills who is comfortable summarizing and reporting results to researchers. PREFERRED : exposure to a research lab, a bachelor's degree in biological sciences, working knowledge of molecular biology and genetics, and experience in the ethical and humane use of animals (especially mice) in laboratory research. Job #18590-3
Internal Number: 18590
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