Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Research Support - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
The research technician is responsible for mouse colony maintenance (50%), ordering system maintenance (10%), lab safety regulation compliance (5%), mouse behavior experiments, stereotaxic surgery, in vivo calcium imaging experiments, data analysis (35%). Also, will collect pilot data and assist others in the lab regarding mouse social behavior experiments, viral infusion and fiber implant surgeries, and in vivo calcium imaging experiments. Will be expected to lead an independent research project with minimal supervision (perform, analyze, interpret experiments) to contribute to research publications.
Duties and responsibilities:
Mouse colony management (50%)
-Manage a large colony of 100 cages of transgenic mice. Requires understanding of mouse husbandry, genetics, excellent record keeping skills, and knowledge of humane weaning and tail biopsy procedures.
-Perform genotyping of each mouse. Requires understanding of DNA extraction, PCR-based amplification, gel electrophoresis, and densitometric imaging.
Ordering system maintenance (10%)
-Maintain inventories of supplies and equipment
-Maintain vendor information and follow up on orders
-Place orders through ePro system
Lab Safety Regulation Compliance (5%)
-Maintain safety standards in the lab. Requires knowledge of chemical and biological hazards and proper disposal practices and procedures.
Mouse experiments (35%)
-Conduct mouse behavior experiments. Requires knowledge of special testing apparatus and specific details about testing procedures including parental behavior, exploratory behavior, ingestive behavior etc.
-Perform stereotaxic surgery. Requires training on stereotaxic equipment, knowledge of brain anatomy, and training for handing and injecting viruses and implants. Training in sterile surgical procedures, anesthesia, and analgesic administration necessary.
-Run in vivo calcium imaging experiments. Requires training on photometry equipment and Matlab for data analysis. Quantitative programming background a plus.
Internal Number: 2021-13732
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Founded in 1955, the Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Einstein) is one of the nation’s premier institutions for medical education, basic research and clinical investigation. A full-time faculty of some 2,000 conducts research, teaches, and delivers health care in every major biomedical specialty. The college has some 730 medical students, 193 Ph.D. students, 106 MD/Ph.D. students and 275 postdoctoral fellows.Einstein’s major strength, in addition to training physicians and scientists, is its science. During fiscal year 2015, the faculty’s consistently high level of scientific achievement resulted in the awarding of more than $150 million in peer-reviewed grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).Einstein is part of Montefiore Medicine Academic Health System, an integrated academic delivery system comprising seven campuses, including 8 hospitals, a multi-county ambulatory network, a new state-of-the art “hospital without beds”, a skilled nursing facility, school of nursing, home health agency, and the state’s first freestanding emergency department. As the University Hospital for the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore is a premier academic health system, e...mploying Einstein’s clinical faculty and training Einstein’s medical students, over 1,300 residents, 420 allied health students, and 1,600 nursing students annually.The Albert Einstein College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Einstein seeks candidates whose skills, and personal and professional experience, have prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence, and the communities we serve.