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Assist with general laboratory maintenance including ordering supplies, managing inventory, maintaining laboratory equipment and clean lab, prepare and dispose of laboratory waste. Assist with coordinating lab, equipment, and experiment schedules. Help provide technical support to research programs in cartilage biology such as collecting samples from animals, preparing media, isolating cells of different types, short and long term tissue and cell culture, prepare RNA and perform ELISAs.
Learn and follow protocols for simple and routine laboratory techniques including, immunoblotting, cloning and sequencing of genes, PCR, biochemical tests, growth factor assays, protein biochemistry including protein purification and affinity assays, and other techniques as required. Conduct bibliographic searches and maintain bibliography database. Prepare and maintain accurate and detailed records. May assist with documentation/formatting for publications, grants and contract proposals. Will be exposed to large domestic animals and human tissues.
Assist in animal projects by restraining horses and sheep in research protocols for routine procedures, conducting physical exams, performing venipuncture.
This position is a six month temporary appointment (with benefits) and the possibility for renewal up to one year.
Associate's degree or other formal training in biological sciences or equivalent combination of education and experience. Professional demeanor, excellent oral and written communication skills, and a strong attention to detail are required. Ability to work independently, multitask and prioritize essential. Must possess sound reasoning and analytical skills, and initiative. Must be willing and able to learn new techniques as the research progresses and technological advances are made. Successful applicant will be required to successfully complete job related Cornell training courses such as animal use, biohazard, and chemical safety. Restraining horses and sheep in research protocols for routine procedures, conducting physical exams, performing venipuncture.
Bachelor's degree with one year relevant experience working in a research laboratory preferred. Knowledge of tissue culture, molecular techniques and animal handling is preferred. College-level coursework in biology. Knowledge of histology preparation and microscopy preferred. Horse handling experience preferred. A rabies vaccine is preferred.
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Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
University Job Title:Temp Serv Tech
Level:No Grade - Hourly
Pay Rate Type:Hourly
Contact Name:Jessica Divell
Number of Openings:1
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