Our group is studying parasites that causes serious illness in young children. We are using cell culture systems, including stem cell derived organoids, to study the molecular interactions between the parasite and host cells. Our long-term goal is to understand how the parasite causes disease in order to support development of better treatment.
The position includes coordinating the activity of the group by maintaining stem cell and differentiated cultures, conducting assays, and assisting with research projects.
Primary Duties & Responsibilities
Assists with research studies, experiments and assays, including collection of data, preparation of solutions and set-up and maintenance of equipment.
Performs data entry and maintains data files on research.
Prepares tissue cultures, reagents, probe tests, etc.
Complies with established safety procedures and maintains required documentation on laboratory and specimen conditions.
Ensures lab conditions and equipment are properly cleaned and maintained in accordance with established procedures.
Assists with general lab maintenance and cleaning.
Performs other duties as assigned.
This position works in a laboratory environment with potential exposure to biological and chemical hazards.Â The individual must be physically able to wear protective equipment and to provide standard care to research animals.
Prior experience with cell culture and sterile techniques.
Experience with immunofluorescence microscopy, western blotting and PCR.
Working knowledge of spreadsheets and statistical analyses.
Experience and willingness to work with animals.
Demonstrated ability to work independently and communicate with laboratory staff and investigators.
Ability to maintain complete and organized records/reports.
Working knowledge of computer software and general lab equipment.
Bachelorâ™s degree and up to one year of experience in a laboratory setting or an equivalent combination of education and experience equaling four years.
$16.08 - $25.12 / HourlyThe salary range reflects base salaries paid for positions in a given job grade across the University. Individual rates within the range will be determined by factors including one's qualifications and performance, equity with others in the department, market rates for positions within the same grade and department budget.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. The screenings will include criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, an employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
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