Essential Functions: This position is responsible for maintaining the laboratory, including ordering reagents, making solutions, assisting research projects involving transgenic animal maintenance, studies on microRNAs in the biology of the eyes and ocular diseases, including ocular infectious disease, diabetic retinopathy, and inherited retinal degeneration, using techniques of molecular biology and genetics, cell biology and immunology.Principle Duties and Responsibilities:Maintain appropriate amount and kinds of supplies, ordering when needed;Maintain laboratory equipment, responsible for minor repairs and coordinating repairs or equipment replacement;Animal (mostly mice) maintenance, including genotyping and basic animal procedures;Keep manuals and protocols in good order;Prepare solutions for experiments; Assist in experiment procedures; Collect data according to project protocols;Perform basic microscopy and capture images.
Qualifications: A bachelor degree in biology or life sciences is required. Knowledge and skills required: Basic knowledge and techniques in cell biology, e.g. cell culture, immunohistochemistry, Western blot, in situ hybridization. Basic knowledge and technique in molecular biology, e.g. DNA, RNA isolation, PCR, RT-PCR. Basic knowledge and skills in microscopy.Basic computer skills, including word processing, excel, powerpoint, photoshop, internet browsing.Good communication and organization skills.
Internal Number: 76_205593
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Founded in 1868, Wayne State University is a nationally recognized metropolitan research institution offering more than 400 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to nearly 32,000 students. Wayne State?s main campus in Midtown Detroit comprises 100 buildings over nearly 200 acres; its five extension centers offer higher education to people throughout Southeast Michigan. Wayne State is dedicated to preparing students to excel by combining the academic excellence of a major research university with the practical experience of an institution that by its history, location and diversity represents a microcosm of the world we live in. Reflecting its location and the excellent international reputation of its graduate schools, particularly in the sciences, Wayne State boasts the most diverse student body among Michigan?s public universities. Its students represent 49 U.S. states and more than 60 countries.