In the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at IU School of Medicine, research centers on molecular mechanisms of pathogenesis, immune responsiveness, infectious diseases, cancer biology, hematopoiesis, stem cell biology and gene therapy. Current research activities include microbial pathogenesis and experimental therapeutics, with a focus on host-pathogen interactions in the extracellular niche, mechanisms of oncogenic pathogens, the role of the microbiome in human disease, and the molecular and cellular biology of obligate intracellular viral and bacterial pathogens. Investigators place a major emphasis on immunology, including studies of immune responsiveness, immune evasion by viruses and tumors, innate and adaptive immunity, antigen presentation, and B cell responses.
Perform molecular biology experiments under the direction of the Principal Investigator in the laboratory. This position is in the laboratory of Dr. Chris Robinson . Conducts technical aspects of research studies including PCR, Mouse handling, sacrifice, dissection, and maintenance of a mouse colony; cell culture; maintain and order lab supplies; maintain a lab notebook. Works under direct supervision of the Principal Investigator.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
- Perform techniques or procedures including, but not limited to:
(30%) Mouse handling, sacrifice, and dissection along with maintaining a mouse colony.
(20%) Tissue culture techniques necessary for in vitro experimentation.
(15%) Molecular biology techniques.
(10%) Oversee the ordering and maintaining of laboratory supplies. Maintain laboratory supply database.
(10%) Oversee disposal of radioactive waste. Maintain safety records and obtain special permits as required.
(5%) Supervise the set-up and maintenance of standard and/or specialized apparatus or laboratory equipment.
(5%) Maintain a lab notebook.
(5%) Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.
Bachelor of Science degree in science (Biology, Microbiology, Biochemistry, or a closely related field).
Ability to learn different techniques and follow directions. Good organizational skills. Ability to multitask. Ability to execute protocols and collect data accurately.
Prior lab experience.
Working Conditions / Demands
Basic science laboratory work with or without accommodation. Must be able to wear Personal Protective Equipment.
Van Nuys Medical Science Building
Salary Plan: RS
Salary Grade: 07
Job Function: Research
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