Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Department: MED-Ophthalmology Salary/Grade: NEX/9
Conducts tests & procedures. Sets up & operates equipment. Records observations & measurements & collects & compiles data in a research lab. Requires a practical understanding of a limited number of standard scientific techniques.
Follows pre-defined protocols, policies, procedure, regulations, Good Clinical and Good Laboratory Practices and conducts standard and repetitive experiments and completes basic trouble-shooting techniques.
Sets-up, operates and maintains standard lab equipment.
Using an entry level of skill, completes the following activities (please highlight):
Perform and troubleshoot genotyping, which will include knowledge of primers, ideal thermocycling programs PCR and tissue digestion.
Breeding and screening transgenic mice
Database management of colony
Records test results and may maintain databases.
Completes standard and routine clerical duties such as copying, filing, data entry, word processing, etc.
Maintains inventory of reagents, mice and lab supplies
Performs other duties as assigned.
HS diploma or equivalent and some basic science courses is required.
Minimum Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities.)
Experience in handling mice and basic mouse skills such as injections, ear tagging and tissue harvesting, and basic chemistry
Knowledge of Microsoft office programs: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
Bachelor’s in science-related major
Preferred Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities)
Advanced mouse skills such as administering behavior tests, and knowledge of Immunohistochemistry
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