1. (40%) Plans, conducts and completes mammalian cell culture experiments. Grows, manipulates, harvests, and analyzes cell cultures. Performs immunblotting and immunofluorescence on cells. Analyzes cells for elemental content in bulk and using x-ray fluorescence microscopy. Assists in data analysis and writing reports and publications.
2. (40%) Plans, conducts, and completes mammalian tissue and cell preparation homogenization with subsequent organelle isolation via fractionation. Analyzes elemental and protein content of resulting fraction. Analyzes tissue for elemental content in bulk and distribution using x-ray fluorescence microscopy. Assists in data analysis and writing reports and publications.
3. (20%) Assists in the daily operation of the Elemental Analysis Core under supervision of Dr. Ralle. Prepares samples for analysis, operates the ICPMS, maintains and manages the laboratory space.
Bachelor's Degree with major courses in field of research / No Experience; OR Associate's Degree and 3 years of relevant experience
Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry/biochemistry/biology
Experience with mammalian cell culture, basic immuno- and fluorescence skills, basic knowledge in quantitative elemental analysis
Experience with ICPMS
Knowledge of trace metal metabolism, interests in biolanalytical chemistry with focus trace metal metabolism
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