ABOUT THE JOB This is a research position within a laboratory at the interface of virology and immunology. The researcher will have opportunities to present and publish their research. The Langlois lab offers a dynamic laboratory environment with a variety of research techniques, experimental approaches and research questions.
TYPICAL TASKS (These examples do not include all possible tasks in this work and do not limit the assignment of related tasks in any position of this class.)
60% Independently conduct experiments in an assigned area within virology and immunology. Responsible for testing techniques in virology along with western blot and tissue culture work. Perform molecular analyses including (PCR, quantitative PCR, DNA extraction, molecular cloning, CRISPR/Cas9, primer design). Prepare laboratory reagents (PBS and other buffers, LB media, Agar Plates, DMEM etc). Analyze data collected from experiments and prepare for publications. Responsible for modifying and developing new protocols. Provide training to junior researchers and students on techniques.
20% Screening, weaning and general maintenance of mouse colonies. Handling and performing mouse experiments including anesthesia. Manage day to day laboratory operations (shipping and receiving, ordering supplies, inventory, supervising undergraduate student workers). Keep the laboratory stocked and clean, and maintain all laboratory equipment.
20% Duties as assigned
All required qualifications must be documented on application materials.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS - Bachelor's degree with a major in a biomedical science (Microbiology, Biochemistry, etc) and 2 years of experience; or an equivalent combination of education and relevant research experience to equal six years. - Experience in maintenance of mouse colonies and/or working with mice. - Experience with flow cytometry and/or fluorescence microscopy
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS - At least one year of experience in maintenance of mouse colonies/working with mice
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