Provides assistance and expertise in various areas of research such as preparation of results for presentation, monitoring test subjects, gathering and entering data, ensuring adherence to procedures, and basic analyses of data. Ensures experiments are performed according to specifications. May make practical recommendations to changes in procedures as appropriate.
Duties: Varied and non-standardized. Performs advanced functions and copes independently with new or complex situations.
Supervision: Receives minimal supervision. May orient, guide and/or train employees.
Bachelor's Degree with 1 year experience.
Additional Posting Information:
Under supervision, work in vitro with primary and immortalized cells and in vivo with rodents (mice/rats).
Assist in (i) active animal studies including but not limited to maintaining mouse colonies, breeding, and the development and execution of high pace research studies, (ii) the isolation and culture of primary cells from human and animal tissues, and (iii) performance of various cell & molecular biological techniques (PCR, Western blotting, genotyping, immunocyto/histochemistry and microscopy).
Responsibilities also include: keeping detailed record logs, general lab maintenance, ordering supplies, maintenance of order logs and packing slips, authorizing invoice payments. Responsibilities are completed under a strict timeline outlined by the Principal Investigator(s).
Technical skills working with animals in a veterinary research or clinical environment.
Cell & Molecular biology skills: PCR, cloning, gel electrophoresis, Western blotting, RNA isolation & purification, protein isolation, immunocyto/histochemistry, fluorescence microscopy.
Extensive experience of lab safety procedures preferred.
Knowledge of general laboratory safety practices.
Skills to follow animal research protocols and stay within compliance of IACUC guidelines.
Skills to follow direction and stay on task.
Skills to work individually and as a team.
Hands on lab & animal experience.
Experience in writing SOPs, working with and training students, ordering and lab maintenance.
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