Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Primary responsibilities are to maintain the lab's supply of mammalian and human induced pluripotent stem cells, perform routine tissue culture protocols, differentiate cells into cardiomyocytes, and optimize protocols for cryopreservation and thawing of cardiomyocytes. Also responsible for assisting with formation of engineered heart muscle, performing physiology studies, occasional molecular biology assays, assisting other lab members with electrophysiological recording, and maintaining accurate laboratory records. Finally, will manage purchasing for the lab and be responsible for overseeing "restock" of key items.
Primary Duties & Responsibilities
Prepare and Maintain Reagent Stocks and Chemicals:
Prepare reagents and equipment for daily use.
Prepare culture media.
Monitor status of related lab stock reagents and chemicals.
Lab Equipment and Facilities:
Monitor tissue culture incubators and help maintain sterile working conditions within the tissue culture room.
Waste management: Monitor and foster proper handling of hazardous, sharps, and biohazard waste.
Assist supervisor and lab members with research responsibilities, primarily maintenance of mammalian and human induced pluripotent stem cells and routine differentiation into cardiomyocytes.
Assist in forming engineered heart tissues to study the effects of various drugs on tissue physiology.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Experience working with mammalian cells or human pluripotent stem cells is strongly preferred.
Organizational: Strong organizational and time management skills.
Work ethic: Ability to self-motivate and work efficiently, accurately, and independently.
Interpersonal: Ability to work in a multi-cultural team with different personalities.
Competence: Ability to be willing and able to learn new techniques as required.
Equivalent combination of education and experience equaling five years in a related field or a bachelor's degree and one year of related experience.
Strong interest in science research and cell culture.
$15.61 - $24.39 / HourlyThe salary range reflects base salaries paid for positions in a given job grade across the University. Individual rates within the range will be determined by factors including one's qualifications and performance, equity with others in the department, market rates for positions within the same grade and department budget.
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