This is a full-time position within the Ocular Immunology lab. The Ocular Immunology Laboratory at Casey Eye Institute offers retinal autoantibody tests for cancer-associated retinopathy, melanoma-associated retinopathy, autoimmune retinopathy and optic neuropathy. Duties include receiving specimens and accessioning samples, tissue processing for histology, cryosectioning, immunohistochemistry, and immunofluorescence, and performance of western blotting and ELISA for clinical studies. Specific responsibilities include:
Preparation of protein extraction, performance of SDS-PAGE, electrotransfer of proteins, blot preparation, Western blotting for clinical studies, and preparation of reports.
Tissue processing for histology, cryosectioning, immunohistochemistry, performing tissue staining with autoantibodies, use of bright field microscopes.
Receiving specimens, accessioning samples, entering information into the electronic database, phone contact with clinical offices, keeping track of patients' specimens and payments.
Coordinating general lab activities in a precise and reliable manner, ordering supplies and equipment using Oracle system, maintaining inventories, preparing biochemical solutions and reagents, and keeping complete and accurate records.
Additional duties as assigned by principal investigator.
Bachelors Degree with major courses in field of research and no experience, OR and Associates degree and 2 years of experience with protein preparation and analysis by western blotting and immunocytochemistry
Meticulous organizational skills
Strong communication skills with the public as well as physicians/researchers
Exceptional database management abilities
Ability to work independently and multi-task, and work well with team members
Working knowledge of computer software to include Excel, Word, Power Point and Photoshop
Demonstrated evidence of strong written and verbal communication skills
Ability to manage competing priorities
Ability to meet deadlines and urgent patient and system needs
Ability to work independently; willingness to serve as a positive and professional role model
Demonstrated record of reliable attendance, punctuality and proven successful performance in past and present
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