The Department of Veterinary Biosciences in the College of Veterinary Medicine is seeking a Research Associate to perform and support research in a lab investigating the impact of lung injury and various treatments on alveolar epithelial cell metabolism and energetics in vitro, in vivo (in small rodents), and ex vivo (in human lung tissue). The Research Associate will be expected to participate in the design and execution of laboratory projects on rodent and human pulmonary epithelial cell intermediary metabolism ex vivo and in sterile in vitro culture models, using techniques already established in the PI’s lab; will work under the supervision of the PI to develop and implement new to lab assays based on published protocols as necessary; will extract, analyze, and present experimental data generated during participation in each project; will assist the PI in planning and designing new experiments; and will assist with writing and editing research funding proposals, progress reports for funding agencies, technical reports, journal articles, and individual scientific presentations. The Research Associate will participate in the training and instructing of graduate and undergraduate students, research staff, and other laboratory personnel in research techniques and processes within their purview; will assist with rodent colony maintenance (including breeding and genotyping); will assist with managing general laboratory operations, including organizing and participating in lab meetings, ordering supplies, providing attention and diligence to research accounts, generating stock solutions and materials, and ensuring lab safety protocols and compliance. Must be comfortable working with small rodents and able to work on individualized projects with some degree of independence. Computer skills with knowledge of spreadsheet and graphics applications are required. Additional training can be provided as needed for any specialized techniques routine to the lab. This position will be offered for an initial period of two years and may be renewed based on availability of funding and performance. Other duties may be assigned as needed.
Additional Information for Applicants::
Physical Requirements: Pushing/pulling/lifting up to 25 pounds, sitting/staring at computer screens for long periods of time, Exposure to animal dander and/or zoonotic diseases, Exposure to needle sticks, hazardous chemicals, and/or biohazardous waste.
This position has been reposted.
Master’s degree; Experience with standard methods for DNA, RNA, and protein isolation and analysis; Experience with sterile cell culture; Experience with laboratory rodent handling and rodent colony management; Demonstrated ability to conduct research projects with some independence; Good communication skills; Good record-keeping skills.
Experience working with human tissues; Experience with confocal microscopy; Experience with flow cytometry; Knowledge of mitochondrial biology and analysis of mitochondrial composition and function; Knowledge of epithelial cell biology.
Target Salary: $18.00 - $20.00 Hourly
Job Category: Research
Job Appointment (FTE%):
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