Under nominal direction, individual performs a variety of basic and general laboratory research and clerical tasks related to primary and stem cell-derived neuronal and cardiac cell culture. May perform tasks related to the research project independently, within broad guidelines and subject to periodic review by supervisor or other research staff.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to: (1) Establishment, maintenance, and transfection of primary and stable tissue culture cell lines, under the guidance of postdocs and/or graduate students if needed; (2) Rodent breeding, genotyping, and colony maintenance; (3) Euthanasia and harvest of rodent tissue; (4) experiments and documentation related to optimizing laboratory protocols; (5) training and orientation of new lab members; (6) assisting the Principal Investigator in maintaining compliance with microbiological and IACUC regulations; (7) coordinating shipments of biological samples to scientific collaborators; (8) maintenance work in the wet lab, including cleaning glassware, autoclaving, purchasing general laboratory supplies and reagents, etc. and (9) attendance/participation in laboratory meetings. If the individual is interested and time allows, may perform specific scientific projects. Other duties as required.
This is a one-year term position with a possibility of renewal.
Salary Grade: 053
Union: 55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers
College background in Biochemistry, Chemistry, Neuroscience, Molecular and Cell Biology, or related discipline required.
Bachelor's degree preferred. Two or more years of experience in related laboratory research preferred. Must be able to work independently and as part of a team, be self-motivated, and be comfortable interacting with researchers from diverse backgrounds. Should have excellent communication skills. Familiarity with common wet-lab and optical instrumentation and Microsoft Office preferred.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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