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TECHNICAL ASSOCIATE I/MICROINJECTIONIST , Division of Comparative Medicine (DCM) , to be responsible for conducting transgenic animal production through microinjection of DNA/RNA/protein into pronuclear stage embryos or making chimeric animals with injection of targeted ESCs into morula/blastocysts. Will run daily centralized transgenic facility projects involving animal superovulation, embryo harvesting, microinjection, and embryo transfer to pseudo pregnant recipients; carry out IVF, cryopreservation, and associated reproductive-assistance procedures; perform and/or support embryo injections and management of transgenic animal production colonies; perform embryo transfer rederivations for health status objectives; and advise investigators on transgenic animal technical procedures, breeding programs, and colony husbandry. Work will be conducted according to safety regulations and facility protocols.
Job Requirements REQUIRED : an undergraduate degree in animal science, biology, or related field; at least two years of specialized lab experience (which may include experience gained as an undergraduate); demonstrated ability to perform microinjections; solid understanding of mammalian genetics; proficiency with transgenic production including rodent handling, sampling, microinjection, embryo transfer, IVF, and gamete/embryo cryopreservation; experience with animal survival surgery; familiarity with general lab operations such as pipetting, centrifuge, and biohazardous disposal, etc., and with PCR and other molecular-based genetic assessment techniques; strong organizational, documentation, and verbal and written communication skills; and a team orientation. Job #17946
Internal Number: 17946
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