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The Cheong Lab is focused on improving the reproductive health of animals and to leverage veterinary medicine to advance human reproductive medicine. It is also dedicated to providing high-quality scientific training for undergraduates.
We are seeking an individual who is highly motivated and has in-depth knowledge of molecular biology and its analytical techniques such as PCR, Western Blot, hormone assays, nucleic acid assays, and biochemical tests.
The candidate will be responsible for collecting samples from animals; driving to the abattoir to collect bovine ovaries for in vitro fertilization (IVF); conducting IVF and other cell culture techniques; using microscope for imaging studies; and conducting experiments.
The candidate is also expected to maintain lab consumables and chemical inventory in web-based database, ensure the cleanliness of the laboratory, be responsible for the upkeep of lab equipment, and oversee the purchase of lab supplies and equipment. Additionally, the candidate will contribute to publications, grants, and contract proposals; coordinate lab, equipment, and experiment schedules; as well as prepare and ship samples to collaborators.
This individual must be willing to be exposed to large domestic animals; provide training to undergraduates and graduate students; and learn new techniques in accordance to research progress and technological advances.
This position requires that the employee be willing and able to learn new techniques as the research progresses and technological advances are made. The duties and responsibilities of the position may change as the Department's objective and mission change.
This is a one-year term position with the possibility of annual reappointments contingent upon available work, funding, and performance.
Must have a bachelor's degree or other formal 4-year training program in biological sciences. Preferably with 1 – 2 years of relevant laboratory experience. Must possess driver's license and able to drive fleet vehicles to collect samples. Able to manage time and prioritize work with minimal supervision. Strong reasoning and analytical skills paired with strong oral and written communication skills are essential. Resourceful, adaptable and meticulous in handling lab affairs and experiments. Maintain professional demeanor at all times. Must possess ability to perform daily tasks independently. Successful applicant will be required to successfully complete job-related Cornell training courses such as animal use, receive rabies immunizations, chemical safety, blood-borne disease, and radioisotope use.
1 -2 years relevant experience working in a research laboratory. College-level coursework in biochemistry and molecular techniques. Experience with image analysis and statistical analysis. Knowledge of reproductive physiology, in vitro embryo production techniques, tissue culture, immune function, molecular techniques, and animal handling.
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Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
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Background check may be required.
University Job Title:Technician III
Pay Rate Type:Hourly
Contact Name:Jessica Divell
Number of Openings:1
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