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This technical position supports a research laboratory that uses molecular biology, cellular biology, genetics, functional genomics, biochemistry, bioinformatics, histology, physiology and animal husbandry. The primary responsibility of this individual is to carry out and assist with experimental research studies, including drafting Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) descriptions, experiment setup, troubleshooting, data collection, and summarization of results for analysis. The individual will work closely with lab members, both trainees and staff scientists, to provide assistance with laboratory experiments using cell-based in vitro and ex vivo systems, as well as in vivo animal models. The individual will also contribute to the maintenance of a mouse colony.
Other duties include the maintenance of laboratory equipment, ordering of consumable supplies, preparation of reagents, and maintenance of laboratory material stocks in a digital format, and help with the production and amendments of IACUC protocols. The person will also provide technical training as relevant to junior members, and ensure that all lab personnel adhere to laboratory safety protocols/standards. The individual will be required to keep careful logs and records of experimental procedures in order to enable effective troubleshooting and establish rigor and reproducibility.
This position is a 39 hour per week position, with some weekend and holiday hours required on rare occasion.
** As a note Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
** Relocation assistance will not be provided for this position.
*** This is a 1 year appointment with possible extension based on performance and availability of funds.
Associate's degree or related field with 1-2 years of laboratory experience or equivalent combination of education and experience with an emphasis on rodent handling and husbandry, cell culture, and basic molecular biology. Skills in RNA molecular biology are preferred. Able to obtain necessary training and certification in handling of animals and biohazardous materials including cell lines. Must be able to manage and prioritize multiple tasks, and more importantly, communicate effectively with others on the team and with the PI. Ability to learn quickly and apply new knowledge gained is important. Must be able to demonstrate independence but also be collegial and work well within the context of a larger team. Must exhibit close attention to detail, accountability for responsibility, and adherence to deadlines. Strong oral and written skills as well as interpersonal skills and a commitment to clear and effective communication are important. Must be competent at basic computer skills (MS Office, email, internet searches and basic data analysis programs).
Bachelor's degree with at least 2-3 years of laboratory experience in RNA molecular biology is highly preferred. Experience handling rodents is desirable. Ability to foresee and anticipate needs of the laboratory and PI. Demonstrated ability to adapt published procedures to the specific needs of the project. Willingness to tackle new protocols is desirable.
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