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The successful candidate is expected to work independently or with others to accomplish research projects by performing in vitro cell culture experiments, in vivo experiments with mice, data collection and analysis, and laboratory organization and maintenance. The research projects involve extensive use of mice, intraperitoneal injections in mice, tissue collection from mice, culturing bacteria, infecting mice with bacteria and other routine assays such as PCR, flow cytometry and Western blot analysis.
Successful candidate must have a Bachelor degree in the biological sciences or equivalent level of training and/or lab experience; experience in cell culture; handling mice, able to perform intraperitoneal injections and other minor procedures on mice. Must be self-motivated after initial supervision, willing to learn new experimental skills, and to work individually and collaboratively with a variety of individuals for more than one projects simultaneously. Must be able to safely move and handle up to 40 lbs.
Experience with flow cytometry, cell culture, bacterial culture, PCR, primary cell line maintenance, making media, data analysis and data preparation for publication. Manuscript writing also desired.
Employee Category: Hourly Wage Staff, limited to 1500 hrs/year
Appointment Type: Temp, non-salaried wage
Percent Employment: Part-time
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