Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
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The Department of Pediatrics is one of the largest departments within the School of Medicine.The Department has undergone significant growth in recent years with a consolidated budget of approximately $106 million including sponsored projects expenditures of approximately $54 million and clinical revenue of over $ 52 million. This expansion of the Department's research and clinical portfolio is expected to continue in the next few years.
Working in close cooperation with PI, postdoctoral fellows, and lab manager, the position will independently perform molecular biology and culturing work, as well as coordinate and manage bioinformatics projects with students and postdocs. The position contributes to certain laboratory management duties that include overseeing ordering, inventory, and equipment upkeep, in conjunction with the lab manager. Optimization of existing protocols and development of new protocols will occasionally be required.
Theoretical knowledge of biochemistry and/or microbiology or related field as typically attained by a Bachelor's Degree; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
A minimum of two (2) years and experience working in a microbiology lab.
Demonstrated experience in the preparation of scientific reagents.
Knowledge and experience with laboratory equipment, including centrifuges, bioguard hood, microscope, pipeters, autoclave, balances and incubators.
General laboratory skills and safety training.
Demonstrated ability to evaluate and communicate scientific data.
Strong ability to maintain data accurately and mathematical computation skills.
Demonstrated knowledge of sterile technique for bacterial and cell culture.
Thorough knowledge of principles underlying DNA, RNA, and protein analysis, PCR, and ELISA.
Demonstrated ability to assist in preparation of detailed and accurate scientific reports.
General computer skills including word processing and graphics applications.
Strong knowledge of laboratory safety including radioactive/biohazard handling and disposal techniques, and the ability to ensure laboratory compliance with required safety regulations.
Bachelor's Degree in biochemistry and/or microbiology or related field
Experience with mouse handling and experimentation.
Experience with tissue culture.
Employment is subject to a criminal background check.
Occasional evenings and weekends may be required.
Must be able and willing to work with biohazardous material including bacterial and tissue samples.
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