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We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Research Technician.
Responsible for performing advanced laboratory duties in the Biochemistry and Pathology Core of a multi-PI program project grant on cardiometabolic inflammation under the general supervision of the Core Director.
The program project grant focuses on the role of macrophages in promoting progression of atherosclerotic plaques and adipose tissue inflammation in obesity.
The successful candidate will assist the Program Project investigators in the collection, processing and analysis of mouse tissue samples, and the performance of biochemical assays. Experience in mouse models (blood collection, mouse handling), tissue sectioning and immunohistochemistry, and biochemical assays (ELISA, plate reader assays) and molecular biology techniques (DNA and RNA purification, PCR) is preferred.
- Lab Duties – Basic lab duties under general supervision as well as more advanced duties under direct supervision. Performs routine technical tasks, including general techniques in biochemistry and molecular biology using established protocols and procedures, and records the results of experiments. Assists with collection, processing and analysis of mouse tissue samples, and tissue sectioning and immunohistochemical staining.
- Assist in Developing Procedures – Assists in implementing new procedures and protocols to support experiments. Participates actively in developing, recommending and implementing new approved procedures, or modifications to existing protocols and procedures. Maintains and updates technical knowledge.
- Communication/Relationship with Others – Cooperates, communicates and relates well to all levels of Medical Center. Listens carefully to others in order to respond appropriately, answer questions or obtain needed information in an effective manner. Maintains the confidentiality of all research information.
- Judgment/Decision-Making – Is able to recognize problems as they occur; and through the application of appropriate policy/ procedure, determine and/or recommends the appropriate solution. Seeks guidance as necessary for the performance of duties asks appropriate questions when in doubt and utilizes reference sources/materials to endure accuracy. Advises appropriate personnel of situations/problems requiring intervention or follow-up attention.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
To qualify you must have a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Life Sciences or a related field with 1 year of experience. Must have excellent organizational, communication, record-keeping and computer skills.
2 years or more of lab related experience preferred. Experience in mouse models (blood collection, mouse handling), tissue sectioning and immunohistochemistry, and biochemical assays (ELISA, plate reader assays) and molecular biology techniques (DNA and RNA purification, PCR) is preferred. Knowledge and experience in biological sciences, including Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Immunology, etc., highly preferred. May be required to occasionally work flexible hours due to demands of experiments.
Qualified candidates must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.
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