Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Responsibilities 50%--Carry out directed research using cell culture and translational models. Duties include: 1) Performing cell culture work including maintenance of cell lines obtained from human placenta and guided analysis of cell lines by quantitative PCR, western blotting, microscopy and other techniques as indicated. 2) Isolating and maintaining trophoblasts from human placenta 3) Maintaining accurate records and carefully preparing, collecting and organizing cell lines, samples and specimens
30%-- Responsible for providing assistance to other staff in the ongoing maintenance of a Murine Colony, which entails 1) Regularly assessing rodent status 2) Maintain rodent colony including breeding, weaning, genotyping and sacrificing under the direction of senior lab staff
20% --Support overall laboratory efforts by: 1) Assisting other members of laboratory with experiments (preparation and setup) 2) Ordering reagents and supplies. 3) Maintaining necessary shared resources and reagents to support a well-functioning lab--this will include dishwashing, autoclaving and regular assessment of resources.
**All required qualifications must be documented on application materials**
Required Qualifications -BA or BS in biological science, biochemistry, physiology, chemistry or related field or a combination of education and experience to equal four years -Excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills. -Willingness to learn new techniques and work with rodent and human tissue samples -Must be able to wear protective equipment and work with laboratory rodents -Must be willing to work with biospecimens and cell lines collected from human subjects, and successfully complete all compliance training.
Preferred Qualifications -Experience with cell culture and knowledge of molecular biology techniques. -Experience with rodent husbandry including weaning, genotyping and colony management. -Interest in pregnancy and neonatal health preferred. - Experience maintaining accurate documentation in laboratory records and experience with computer software including Microsoft products and NCBI web-based available resource.
Internal Number: 338215
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