The Technician B will join the laboratory of a Principal Investigator in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology. The focus of the laboratory Is to understand how mucosal immune responses affect repair and maintenance of environmental barriers. Under the direct supervision of the Principal Investigator, the Technician B will assist with ordering equipment and supplies, organizing the laboratory space, and managing the laboratory's mouse colony to integrate in vivo models that assess immune function. These studies involve working with animals, preparation of immune cells from mouse tissue for flow cytometric analysis and sorting, and other molecular and cell biology techniques.
Mouse husbandry, ordering and maintaining lab supplies, records and equipment; preparation of common stock solutions and reagents; and performing other related duties, as assigned.
Experimental duties include: Isolation, tissue culture, and activation of primary mouse immune cells from lymphoid and non-lymphoid tissues, including lymph nodes, spleen, lung, intestines, liver, adipose tissue and skin; and performing other related duties necessary to the functioning of the laboratory.
Bachelor's degree in chemistry, biology, physics or related science or equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Previous experience working in a research lab environment studying immunology, molecular biology, microbiology, or biochemistry is required. (Independent research performed while pursuing Bachelor's Degree counts toward this qualification.)
Mouse handling and husbandry experience.
The ability to work independently, under minimal supervision, following appropriate training
Knowledge of basic chemical and/or biological terminology and techniques
Experience with flow cytometry and other sophisticated laboratory equipment
Ability to research literature applicable to the field
Ability to present experimental data to the Principal Investigator
Ability to perform work in a neat and orderly manner in accordance with safety regulations
Computer literacy: proficiency with Microsoft Office and other graphical and data analysis software
Excellent motivation, interpersonal, communication and organizational skills
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
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