Conducts tests and procedures; sets up and operates equipment; records observations and measurements and collects and compiles data in a research lab; requires a practical understanding of a limited number of standard scientific techniques.
Please note: Willingness to work with mice, willingness to occasionally work evenings or weekends if experiments require
Follows pre-defined protocols, policies, procedure, regulations, Good Laboratory Practices and conducts experiments and completes basic trouble- shooting techniques.
Sets-up, operates and maintains standard lab equipment.
Using an entry level of skill, completes the following activities (please highlight):
DNA, RNA, Protein isolation, purification and expression
Southern, Northern, Western blotting
Cloning, mapping and sequencing of DNA
Recombinant virus production and purification
Tissue fixation/processing: embedding, preparation of blocks and sectioning, staining
ELISA, Elispot assay
Antibody production and purification
Breeding and screening transgenic mice
Database management of colony
Records test results and may maintain databases.
Completes standard and routine clerical duties such as copying, filing, data entry, word processing, etc.
Maintains inventory of reagents, mice and lab supplies
Performs other duties as assigned.
HS diploma or equivalent and some basic science courses is required.
Minimum Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities.)
Demonstrated laboratory experience in molecular biology;
Demonstrated ability to follow detailed instructions as required by research protocols;
Demonstrated computer skills, including spreadsheets and basic computations;
Attention to detail and accurate record keeping;
Ability to work independently and in a team environment;
Ability to work with animals (mice).
Mouse handling and colony management, molecular biology, gene expression analysis, good organizational skills
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