The incumbent will have three aspects of responsibilities including lab management, animal management, animal ophthalmology and routine experiments.
Lab management responsibilities include:
1) Order lab supplies, request quotes, and negotiate prices with sales; 2) update and manage protocols of experiments; 3) maintain and update chemical inventory, cell line inventory and equipment inventory; 4) help the PI modify animal and IBC protocols; 5) routinely clean and organize the fridge and freezers with other lab members.
Animal management responsibilities include:
1) Keep an updated record of mouse colonies; 2) breed and provide mice in accordance to research needs. Animal ophthalmology responsibilities include: learning animal ophthalmology techniques to support lab projects' need, including mainly the intravitreal injections to mice, making retina cryosections and performing immunohistochemistry.
Routine experiments include:
1) genome DNA extraction from mouse tail or ear samples; 2) genotyping PCR using provided protocols; 3) E.coli culture in Agar plates and liquid medium; 4) plasmid extraction; perform biochemical assays under supervision of the PI.
degree in biology, biochemistry, pharmacology, chemistry, or bioenginneering
Assignment Category: Fulltime-Regular
Job Classification: Staff.Research.II
Minimum Education Level Required: Baccalaureate
Minimum Experience Level Required: 1-2 years experience
Work Schedule: 8:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Hiring Range: TBD Based on qualifications
Relocation Offered: No
Visa Sponsorship Provided: Yes
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: 19007510
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