We are looking for a highly motivated research technician to join a laboratory in the Department of Pediatrics. Research projects in the lab focus on obesity, adipose tissue biology and the mechanisms of obesity-induced inflammation. Our research focuses on how obesity-induced inflammation relates to human disease. The following responsibilities and techniques will be expected:
- Management of mouse colonies - Handling and performing metabolic assessments on mice - Prepare mouse tissue for analysis - RNA isolation, RT-PCR, genotyping, tissue culture, microscopy - Immunohistochemistry and flow cytometry - Data/sample collection, processing, organization/maintenance of data entry, and analysis - Perform general laboratory duties; dishwashing, labeling tubes, preparation of solutions - Other research duties as assigned
DEPARTMENT MINIMUM QUALIFICATION:
Bachelor's degree in biological/animal science, microbiology, health or related field of study.
Ability to prioritize, pay close attention to detail, follow through with tasks, and work as a part of a team of professionals.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to observe and maintain data confidentiality.
UNIVERSITY MINIIMUM QUALIFICATION: Requires the academic knowledge of a health science discipline such as molecular biology and biochemistry, plus the ability to translate, adapt and apply this knowledge that is generally associated with a Bachelor's degree, supplemented by one or more years of progressively responsible experience in the conduct of health science research or an equivalent combination of health science education and experience.
Completion of basic lab safety and animal training.
Previous mouse handling experience.
Experience with Microbiology/Molecular biology and/or physiology research methods.
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