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This position supports a research laboratory that uses molecular and cell biology and mouse and genetics for studies of stem cells and cancer. The primary responsibilities of this individual are to maintain mouse colonies, and to participate in experimental research as directed by the supervisor or principal investigator. Such experimental research activities include collection and histological processing of experimental materials, participation in collection and morphometric analysis of digital images, growth of 2D and 3D cell cultures, and preparation of single cell suspensions for sorting and transcriptome analysis. Assistance in experimental procedures will depend on appropriate experience
Other responsibilities will include general lab maintenance including regular inspection and upkeep of common lab equipment, maintaining the lab in good working order, disposal of histological and tissue culture waste, preparing instruments, glassware and reagents for procedures, ordering supplies, ensuring that lab personnel adhere to all laboratory safety protocols, and supervising, training and assisting undergraduate lab assistants.
This position is a 39 hour per week, 1-year term position with possibility of continuation dependent on successful performance and continued funding. Some weekend hours will be required on occasion.
As a note Visa sponsorship is not available for this position, and Relocation assistance will not be provided for this position.
Associates degree and up to two years of laboratory experience or equivalent combination of education and experience in molecular biology, cell biology, or biochemistry. Must be able to work independently as well as in a team environment, perform repetitive tasks with close attention to detail, and adhere to concurrent deadlines regularly. Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills, strong attention to detail, and commitment to experimental goals are essential. Must have competent computer skills (MS Office, email, internet searches, and data analysis programs).
Bachelor's degree. Experience in research laboratory and the techniques listed above.Experience in handling mice is desirable. Ability to foresee and anticipate needs. Position requires successful completion of Cornell training courses (i.e. animal use, radioisotope training, and chemical safety).
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