Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Location: Hyde Park Campus
Investigate the role of and therapeutic targets of the stroma during ovarian cancer disease progression, and will involve human tissue, in vivo mouse models, three-dimensional organotypic, and primary cell models to perform translational research
Work collaboratively with the principal investigators, fellows, students and other research specialists
Under limited direction, the incumbent performs complex lab and/or research-related duties and tasks
Assists with planning, development and execution of research in the laboratory
Assists in organizing and managing the laboratory
Participates in writing reports and manuscripts
Works collaboratively with the team and collaborators
Assists in management of animal colony and animal experiments
Conducts periodic training for current and new members of the laboratory
Contributes to, and sometimes leads, the writing of academic papers, reports and final summaries
Collects, records, and analyzes data
Conducts literature reviews
Ensures compliance with institutional, state, and federal regulatory policies, procedures, directives, and mandates
May serve as a lead research specialist
Presenting research findings at staff meetings, seminars, and scientific conferences
This job provides technical and administrative support in a laboratory environment performing basic laboratory techniques, research and analysis under direction.
Provides routine or standardized laboratory duties by collecting data in support of research projects under direct supervision.
Collects and enters data. Assists in analysis of data and with preparation of reports, manuscripts and other documents.
Complies with institution, state and federal regulatory policies, procedures, directives, and mandates.
Performs other related work as needed.
Bachelor's degree in field relevant to the research (e.g., biology, cell biology, cancer biology)
Preferably an advanced degree in field relevant to the research (e.g., biology, cell biology, cancer biology)
At least two years of relevant research experience, including
Molecular Biology techniques (i.e. quantitative real-time PCR, RNA and DNA isolation, transfection, infection, transformation, cloning)
Mouse in vivo models of cancer metastasis (i.e. intraperitoneal injections and dissections)
Transgenic mouse models (i.e. breeding and genotyping)
Experience with laboratory organization, ordering, safety compliance and protocol writing.
Collaboration and Independence
Attention to detail
Knowledge in cancer biology and role of microenvironment during cancer progression
Knowledge of research techniques or methods (cell biology, translation, transcription, primary cultures, microscopy, cell assays, biochemical assays, molecular biology assays)
Knowledge of regulatory policies and procedures
Strong interest in and commitment to research goals of laboratory
Required a minimum of two year of experience in research.
Comfort working with a team
Ability to be flexible in changing research focus
Experience contributing to research manuscripts, reports, or publications
Cover Letter (preferred)
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