We are seeking a highly motivated and responsible individual to provide technical support for the study of the genetics of blood clotting disorders using a zebrafish model. The candidate will work under the direct supervision of the Principal Investigator and/or laboratory manager.
Management of zebrafish colony including daily feeding of fish, breeding fish to maintain transgenic and wild type lines, water quality regulation, and cleaning tank parts and individual tanks
Screen transgenic embryos using fluorescent microscopy
Perform a variety of tests such as chemical screens and laser injury, using both routine and special techniques and methods
Injection, manipulation, and characterization of zebrafish embryos
Basic molecular biology techniques (PCR, gel electrophoresis, DNA cloning)
Collect, analyze, and process research data
Set up equipment and materials for experiments
Maintain laboratory inventory and research equipment
Participate in laboratory meetings
Provide technical support according to overall project goals as developed by Principal Investigator
Assist in laboratory compliance with CLIA, OSHA, affirmative action and bio-safety requirements
Bachelor’s degree in a scientific discipline such as genetics, biological science, biochemistry, chemistry or related health field required and working knowledge of the principles of molecular biology preferred
1-year experience in a research setting relevant to the position
Must possess excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, attention to detail and ability to learn new skills or techniques
Ability to work independently or as a member of our team
Excellent attendance, ability to multi-task, prioritize appropriately, and exercise good judgment
At least one-year commitment to the position
Previous Zebrafish husbandry experience preferred
Experience with troubleshooting plumbing, pumps and water quality controllers desired
Available weekends to feed fish
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