The College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, seeks a self-motivated and mission-focused Technician III to to carry out experiments, analyze/present resulting data, manage breeding and typing of experimental mice and to support the day-to-day operation in the Fowell lab in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology.
What you will do:
Perform various experiments, analyze, and present resulting data during lab meetings.
Assist lab members with harvesting of mouse tissues, cell isolation, and analytical measurements.
Generating virus stocks and tittering infectious agents.
Prepare and maintain primary and standard tissue cultures.
Mouse colony maintenance (breeding, weaning, and bookkeeping).
Processing tissue samples for and carrying out PCR, gel electrophoresis, and flow cytometry.
Setting up and running of flow cytometry samples for analysis and sorting.
Interpreting PCR and flow cytometry results.
Utilize standard software for data analyses, visualization, and presentation.
Maintain accurate and detailed laboratory records.
Maintain the day-to-day operations of the laboratory including inventory management and ordering, maintaining and aliquoting of common reagents, and training of new staff/trainees.
Please note that this position is 39 hours per week, with a one-year appointment, subject to renewal based on performance and available funding. Must be comfortable in handling mice and rabbits after initial training.
What you have:
Associate's degree in Biology or a related field, up to 2 years of lab experience in molecular biology, chemistry, biochemistry, bacteriology, or infectious disease laboratory laboratory, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Basic math skills, excellent manual dexterity, interpersonal and organizational skills.
Must have excellent reasoning skills, a strong attention to detail, and the ability to manage multiple projects independently.
This position requires successfully completing Cornell training courses (i.e., animal use, radioisotope use, chemical safety), if not already completed. Candidates must be comfortable working with BSL-2/2+ pathogens, hazardous chemicals, and mice.
If you have all those things, great! Here are some preferred qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in cell or molecular biology.
Experienced in the management of mouse colonies, tissue harvests from mice, and subcutaneous and intravenous injections of mice.
Experience with PCR and/or flow cytometry. On the job training will be supplied to help bridge any deficiencies in experience.
What's in it for you:
We hope you appreciate great benefits. Cornell receives national recognition as an award-winning workplace for our health, wellbeing, sustainability, and diversity initiatives.
Cornell's benefits program includes comprehensive health care options, access to wellness programs, employee discounts with local and national retail brands, and generous retirement contributions.
Cornell's leave provisions include three weeks of vacation and 12 holidays: e.g., an end-of-year winter break from December 25 through January 1.
Cornell's impressive educational benefits include tuition-free Extramural Study and Employee Degree Program, Tuition Aid for external education, and Cornell Children's Tuition Assistance program.
Cornell has been nationally recognized as an award-winning workplace for our health, wellbeing, sustainability, and diversity initiatives. For more information, follow the link: Benefits at Cornell.
Working at the College of Veterinary Medicine also comes with an active Staff Council dedicated to improving the work environment and an overall welcoming community interested in helping its members be successful.
** Cover Letters are required for all position considerations.
** Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
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Pay Rate Type:
$22.00 - $24.46
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Noted pay ranges reflect the potential pay opportunity for each job profile. The hiring rate of pay for the successful candidate will be determined considering the following criteria:
Prior relevant work or industry experience
Education level to the extent education is relevant to the position
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