Assist with general laboratory organization and maintenance, duties include but are not limited to, restock media, autoclave tubes, refill jars, dispose of boxes and waste, clean water bath, ensure inventory is maintained and make LB liquid medium and LB plates with antibiotics.
(100%) Research and Lab support
Weaning, tagging, tailing and genotyping of mice.
Prepare standard media and solutions.
Perform weekly inventory of lab supplies.
Stock and organize incoming lab supplies.
No professional experience required
Experience with basic pipetting skills
Knowledge of basic chemistry needed to prepare media & buffers
Basic laboratory skills
Animal handling (will train)
Undergraduate coursework in biological or related sciences
Prior experience working in a lab environment
SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Ability to maintain focus while performing repetitive task is essential
Ability to work both independently and as part of a collaborative team
Strong communication skills (both verbal and write) needed to interact professionally and effectively in the work environment
Ability to pay extreme close attention to detail.
Ability to communicate required information and keep accurate records of work performed
Ability to diplomatically and professionally interact with all levels of Institute staff and external contacts
Knowledge of standard laboratory and safety procedures
Experienced with PC & MAC operating systems, standard business office equipment and commonly used software and tools, such as Microsoft Office, Excel and the internet
Understands operation of basic lab equipment
Familiarity with making stock solutions
SPECIAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Must be willing to work in an animal-related research environment.
Satisfactory completion of the Institute’s background investigation.
Must be willing to sign a confidentiality agreement.
This position requires constant adjust focus, grasping, hearing, keying, seeing, sitting, talking, analyzing, calculating, communicating, reading, reasoning, writing, and working inside.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)
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