The Department of Pathology is seeking a qualified Research Technician to maintain a large colony of laboratory rodents for research.
The incumbent will be expected to perform routine animal husbandry techniques including but not limited to weaning, setting up mating pairs, and euthanizing animals. In addition, the incumbent will be expected to harvest animal tissues and blood samples. The incumbent will also be expected to accurately maintain animal records and to perform routine molecular biology techniques to identify genetic make-up of the animals. These techniques include isolation of RNA, DNA and protein from tissue samples and blood, and carrying out PCR, Western blot and Northern blot analyses.
B.S. in biology, biochemistry or molecular biology
Assignment Category: Fulltime-Regular
Job Classification: Staff.Research.II
Minimum Education Level Required: Baccalaureate
Minimum Experience Level Required: 1-2 years experience
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:30 - 5:00
Hiring Range: $20,904.00 - $32,760.00
Relocation Offered: No
Visa Sponsorship Provided: No
Background Check: For position finalists, employment with the University will require successful completion of a background check
Child Protection Clearances: Not Applicable
Required Documents: Resume
Optional Documents: Cover Letter
Internal Number: 19006435
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