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Position Summary: We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Research Technician.
In this role, the successful candidate sssists with studies examining mechanisms underlying obesity and diabetic complications. Studies involve work with mice and with a human subject materials. Procures materials from mice and human subjects and transports the material in a temperature-appropriate manner. Experiments include: in vitro cell culture assays to assess gene and protein expression and functional endpoints, preparation of mRNA and protein lysates, performance of assays such as ELISAs, performance of pathological analysis of tissues, and the performance of other biochemical/molecular analyses required for the studies. Maintains careful records of the data procured from each sample / subject and enter all obtained data into database.
Sample collection: Retrieve mouse samples from mice under study in the laboratory and from human subject samples from various clinics and hospital settings. Work with the laboratory scientists or clinical coordinators to arrange the procurement of tissue from colleagues in a timely manner. Arrange for appropriate storage. Ships samples as needed to collaborators
Process samples, including preparation of genomic DNA, mRNA or protein lysates from tissue samples and handling and preparation of samples for performance of RNA-sequencing analyses, real-time quantitative PCR, ELISA, Western blotting and other molecular, biochemical or pathology techniques required for the full scale analysis of metabolic tissues. Flow cytometry and fluorescence activated cell sorting expertise is essential.
Keep careful records of all material procurement and analyses in the databases for coordination across the entire research team. Maintains complete and accurate record of all laboratory procedures.
Laboratory duties such as ordering of supplies and preparation and shipment of materials to distinct collaborators.
May assist with updating tracking logs and patient progress through the study as well as general database cleaning and management.
Minimum Qualifications: To qualify you must have a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Life Sciences or a related field with one year of experience. Performing in vivo studies in mouse models to assess various levels of metabolic function Preparation of mRNA or protein lysates from tissue samples and handling and preparation of samples for performance of RNA-sequencing analyses, real-time quantitative PCR, ELISA, Western blotting and other molecular and biochemical techniques or pathology techniques required for the full scale analysis of metabolic tissues. Highly organized. Excellent interpersonal, writing and verbal communication skills. Proficiency in using various Microsoft Office applications such as Word, Excel, Access, Power Point and Outlook. Familiar with Internet applications. Ability to interface effectively with all levels of management and must work and communicate effectively with both internal and external collaborators. Ability to work within a team environment as well as independently.
Qualified candidates must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.
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