Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
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The Department of Biological Structure has an opening for a Research Scientist/Engineer 1. In this role, the person will perform routine scientific or engineering work related to Sensory Regenerative Biology including the exploration of the regeneration of the mammalian inner ear.
RESPONSIBILITIES Typical duties and responsibilities: •Using accepted methods and techniques, solves well-defined problems. •Applies standard practices and techniques in specific situations, adjusts and correlates data, recognizes discrepancies in results, and follows operations through a series of related detailed steps or processes. •Defines and improves practices from experiences on small projects. •Conducts experiments/tests in the laboratory/field that include taking measurements and recording observations, collecting, compiling and processing data. •Contributes data/findings for use in reports, documents, or oral/written presentations. •Interacts in a collaborative manner with other team members to accomplish organizational goals; may provide ideas to improve efficiency at group level; networks primarily within own technical peer group. •In the process of learning methods for planning, including assessment of cost, scope and schedule against plan; implements established systems/approaches for moderately difficult tasks. •No defined role in identifying/securing research funding, however, successful performance of project related tasks provides support to on-going funding efforts.
Responsibility for directing others: •May guide the work of peers, students, technicians or other support staff as necessary to achieve specific assignments.
Specific duties include: •Maintain a breeding colony of mice under specific-pathogen-free conditions, including animal husbandry, weaning, ear tagging, genotyping using PCR, and updating the mouse census •Perform experimental procedures on mice, including bleeding and cell and tissue isolation •Dissecting inner ears for culture or staining, maintaining cultures with media changes under sterile conditions •Immunohistochemical staining of tissues •Confocal microscopy •Organize and analyze research data •Ordering of supplies •Animal protocol maintenance •Maintaining chemical database •General lab maintenance •Prepare laboratory reagents •Inventory, order, and restock laboratory supplies •Prepare the lab for inspections •Participate in laboratory meetings •Supervise/guide the work of undergraduate student employees •Perform related duties as required
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS •Bachelor's degree in Neurobiology, Biology, Biochemistry or related field •At least one year of job-related experience
Additional requirements: •Experience with basic molecular biology techniques and tissue culture/sterile technique •Experience with operating standard laboratory equipment such as centrifuges, spectrophotometers, incubators, pH meters, balances •Experience with preparing basic laboratory reagents, buffers, culture media etc •Excellent organizational skills with good written and oral communication and ability to work well in a team •Motivated to learn and master new techniques •Basic molecular biology, including PCR, DNA preparation and cloning •Immunofluorescence microscopy •Fine tissue dissection skills or competency in data analysis using R or equivalent
Equivalent education and/or experience may substitute for minimum requirements.
DESIRED REQUIREMENTS •Experience working with mice in a research laboratory •Animal colony maintenance
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