The Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology is looking for a driven individual to fill this available Research Technician I position and to become an integral part of the research being conducted within the lab of PI, Dr. Peter Roach. This position will assist different PIs including Dr. Roach in conducting research on metabolic diseases, primarily glycogen storage diseases. This research is focused on examining the mechanisms resulting in abnormal glycogen accumulation and seeking potential therapeutic treatments. This research makes extensive use of mouse genetic models and biochemical analyses.
Primary Job Duties & Responsibilities:
Maintain mouse colonies. Consists of setting up and maintaining breeder cages, maintaining nonbreeding cages, animal handling, such as weaning, performing biopsies, dosing, maintaining colony records as well PCR genotyping.
Perform biochemical analyses, including, but not limited to, Western blotting, assays of protein, glycogen and some other metabolites. Testing of small molecules in cultured cells and related analyses. Also, some basic molecular biology including plasmid construction, bacterial culture, plasmid purification, and related analyses.
General laboratory management duties, including order lab supplies, maintain inventory and reagents, assist with the maintenance of regulatory monitoring and paperwork (IACUC, Biosafety, Laboratory Safety, and Radiation Safety), set-up and maintenance of laboratory equipment.
Bachelor's degree in science.
Laboratory experience and the ability to learn quickly. Ability to function somewhat independently and conduct experiments. Experience in mouse and small animal colony maintenance and biochemical analyses. Familiarity with Word, Excell and PowerPoint. Ability to problem solve.
Working Conditions / Demands
Must be able to perform the essential functions of the job with or without accommodation.
Equipment Utilized: Equipment utilized: scintillation counter, microscopes, PCR machines, electrophoresis apparatus, western blot apparatus, centrifuges, spectrophometer/plate reader, biosafety cabinet, and standard laboratory small equipment.
Salary Plan: RS
Salary Grade: 07
Job Function: Research
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