The purpose of this technician position is to contribute to ongoing and future studies of the rodent and human intestinal microbiota. This position requires laboratory experience and the ability to have experience with or learn immunological, microbiological and molecular biology assays. These include ELISA, luminex, flow cytometry and RT-qPCR. The position will require good communication skills, including liaison with clinical staff to obtain human samples for subsequent processing in our laboratory. For ongoing rodent studies, maintenance and monitoring of transgenic rodent colonies will be another critical role required for this position. For effective lab maintenance, the position will require excellent record keeping, including updating sample inventories and laboratory notebook. The employee will be expected to meet regularly with their supervisor and attend group lab meetings to discuss their own work and that of other group members.
Acquisition, processing and analysis of human samples
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