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The mission of the Department of Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences is to promote health, productivity, and welfare of food- and fiber- producing animals, companion animals and wildlife populations; ensure safety of foods of animal origin; and prevent animal disease with its associated risks to human health. The technician II will be working with a faculty researcher and graduate students to investigate and troubleshoot lab protocols for various projects.
Duties will include: *Provide technical support for a research projects which includes assisting in the design, execution and troubleshooting of experiments and protocols relating to general laboratory procedures including molecular and serological studies *Prepare and maintain sterile and non-sterile reagents, buffers and solutions for molecular studies. *Communicate with producers and arrange for samples' collection and retrieval. *Perform basic DNA preparation for tests on specimens using both routine and non-routine techniques and perform basic PCR testing on samples by following a laboratory protocol. *Complete serologic investigation on samples collected from the field and perform kinetic studies to determine the activities of certain enzymes including superoxide dismutase in the horse. *Examine serum samples for determination of oxidative stress in the horse. *Maintain detailed and accurate laboratory records include protocols and data. *Assist with data entry and preliminary analysis of results. *Maintain lab facility, equipment, laboratory stocks, ordering supplies and materials, as well as stock cultures.
The technician II is expected to assist in evaluating lab methods, offer suggestions for solutions to problems, independently troubleshoot throughout the lab procedures, and work in partnership with the researcher and graduate students in a dynamic and changing environment. The ideal candidate will have a strong interest in biological sciences, values continuing education and is self-motivated to challenge him/herself the position.
High School Diploma and up to one year of laboratory experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.Strong interpersonal and communication skills.Strong attention to detail is critical and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, as well as adhere to deadlines associated with each task.Ability to work successfully in a team-oriented environment.Must be eager and willing to learn.Position requires successful completion of Cornell training course (i.e., chemical safety), if not already completed.
Associates Degree or Bachelor's degree in Microbiology or Biological Science preferred.Experience with sample collection and recording data, as well as basic computer knowledge desired.Previous experience working in a Bacteriology or Parasitology laboratory, as well as basic knowledge of PCR testing helpful.
*** This is a one year appointment, with possible extension based on performance and availability of funds.***
** As a note Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
** Relocation assistance will not be provided for this position.
** Please be sure to include a cover letter and resume.
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