Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Typical Laboratory Duties 70% Tissue Harvest, processing, staining and Microscopy Services: - Harvest or receive experimental samples from laboratory members or collaborators and document the protocol to be followed - Maintain detailed records of research samples and protocols requested and performed - Process, embed, and section experimental samples according to standard protocols for paraffin and cryo methods. Modify or develop new protocols as needed for successful stainings. - Perform histologic staining of specimens according to standard protocols - Adapt standard protocols to suit unique investigator needs as appropriate - Provide histology expertise to investigators including recommendations for specimen harvest, fixation, staining, and other histological stains (masson’s trichrome, alcian blue, alzar red, H&E) methods -Provide training and technical assistance to investigators in the use of lab equipment - Perform daily, weekly, and monthly maintenance of histology equipment. - Maintain microscopes in working order including routine cleaning. Communicate with vendor representatives when needed for software updates and repair. - Operate and maintain advanced laboratory equipment including automated digital microscopes and software, robotic processing and staining machinery, paraffin and cryo microtomes, and standard laboratory balances, pH meters, incubators, centrifuges, refrigerators and freezers.
30% Cell biology -Culture of stem cells - Induce differentiation of stem cells - Plasmid transfection.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS (must be mentioned on application/resume): • Bachelor's degree with a major in biological science or related field, with 2 years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and relevant research experience to total 6 years. • Experience with operating systems, web browsers, and Microsoft Office Applications.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Priority given to applicants demonstrating the following criteria: • Perform histologic and immunohistochemical analysis of experimental tissue samples for basic science initiatives • Ability to work independently and manage multiple projects simultaneously (for various members of the lab), meet deadlines, and communicate effectively with colleagues and supervisors. • Ability to work in a fast-paced, highly dynamic laboratory environment and to apply critical thinking and effective communication to fulfill responsibilities of position. • Ability to interpret, follow, modify and develop written experimental protocols and document work.
Internal Number: 340911
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