Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
The Division of Molecular Medicine is a research-oriented division within the Department of Medicine. Faculty members utilize physiological and molecular approaches to better understand and improve the health of individuals and communities. This laboratory uses cutting-edge approaches such as mass spectrometry to reveal and mechanistically dissect metabolic underpinnings of adult disease pathogenesis in novel paradigms. The technician will apply a large number of concepts, fundamentals, and techniques, and will hone his/her interactive skills via the project's collaborations.
The individual in this position will perform technical aspects of studies and experiments including documentation and preparation of materials and maintenance of compliance standards.
Job Responsibilities: 35% Extractions Perform tissue or cell extracts and, in mentored environment, liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry-based assays, and at least preliminary analysis
20% Mouse Care Perform mouse experiments, mouse handling, including breeding, weaning, and obtaining tissue biopsies for genotyping. The researcher should plan to visit the mouse colony on a daily basis
10% Mouse specimen retrieval Acquire pristine biospecimens from mice, archiving these materials in a meticulous manner
Additional Duties -assist members of the laboratory with research studies, experiments and assays including acquisition of data, preparation of samples and set-up and maintenance of mass spectrometry equipment. It is expected that many of these activities will ultimately be performed independently after appropriate guidance -Perform data entry and maintain data files on research -Comply with established safety procedures and maintain required documentation on laboratory and specimen conditions -Ensure lab conditions and equipment are properly cleaned and maintained in accordance with established procedures -Assist with lab compliance, maintenance, and cleaning
All required qualifications must be documented on application materials.
Required Qualifications: -Bachelor's degree in a biological science, chemistry, physics, biochemistry, or related field, or a combination of education and work experience equal to four years
Preferred Qualifications: -Demonstrated experience in western blotting, qPCR, and/or other molecular biology techniques -Prior experience in a biomedical research lab at one, or more large medical schools -Previous involvement in rodent research
Internal Number: 336078
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