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Set up and perform experiments in mice.
Manage mouse colony, including breeding and genotyping.
Collect, analyze, and maintain data and/or specimens.
Maintain equipment and experiment rooms include ordering equipment and supplies.
Ability to guide and train newer, less-experienced lab personnel to become proficient with routine procedures and protocols.
Transcribes and records data and develop ability to contribute to data interpretation and analysis.
Assist in drafting presentations or reports stemming from scientific contributions in the laboratory.
Assist in maintaining an organized lab space.
Ensures compliance with federal, state, and institutional regulations regarding safe and ethical performance of research, including contributing to protocol development, protocol maintenance and record-keeping, visits by officials for audit/verification of compliance purposes.
Supports data collection and analytical needs of research projects. Conducts literature reviews and helps write reports and manuscripts. Ensures project compliance with different policies, procedures, directives, and mandates.
Takes responsibility for the following laboratory duties: recognizing abnormal results and varying conditions or procedures to correct problems; setting up and performing experiments. Analyze the meaning, significance, causes, and effects of the subject.
Performs other related work as needed.
Bachelorâ™s Degree in Animal Science or related field with a minimum of five years of progressively responsible research experience.
Masterâ™s Degree in related field with five to seven years of progressively responsible research experience.
A minimum of five years of significant relevant research experience.
A minimum of one year of supervisory experience.
Demonstrated proficiency in techniques across multiple fields, including molecular biology (DNA/RNA isolation, PCRs, gene expression, protein blotting).
Demonstrated proficiency in vivo biology (handling of rodents, management of colonies, dissections, organ digestion, organ preservation, histology, and perfusions), and advanced biological procedures (flow cytometry, imaging).
Familiarity with in vivo immunological models and developing ability to contribute to model selection during the experimental planning process.
Experience working in higher education or an academic research environment.
Familiarity with common computer programs and standard laboratory equipment.
Knowledge of molecular biology techniques
Knowledge of immunohistochemistry, including live animal or human tissue preservation and processing
Knowledge of genotyping (PCRs, qPCRs, sequencing)
Knowledge of in vivo biology
Knowledge of cellular analysis methods (flow cytometry, imaging)
Knowledge of animal research techniques and methods.
Demonstrated problem-solving, organization, analytical and coordination skills including attention to detail.
Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills.
Ability to read and keep abreast of technical developments.
Demonstrated ability to read and comprehend scientific and technical literature, and methods to stay abreast of developments in the field.
Excellent time management skills and the ability to handle multiple, concurrent tasks within deadlines with minimal supervision.
Must be able to prioritize urgent tasks while ensuring established deadlines are met.
Ability to be flexible and adaptable to changes in workflow and procedures.
Ability to work independently and a part of a team and interact with a diverse workforce.
Ability to train technical concepts to other lab personnel.
Knowledge and experience of related research techniques or methods
Knowledge of and familiarity with local and Federal regulations, guidelines, and procedures.
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