Job Description Research Technician 3 to assist and support scientific investigation studying how epigenetics controls immunity and related diseases like autoimmunity, asthma, and infection as directed in the Department of Microbial Infection and Immunity; independently conducts assigned experiments; performs a variety of cellular biology, molecular biology, and/or flow cytometry techniques, including PCR reactions, quantitative PCR, gel electrophoresis, cell cultures, flow cytometry, chromatin immunoprecipitation, and/or next-generation sequencing library preparation; sorts and processes tissue and blood samples; tests and evaluates current procedures; performs routine procedures on lab animals including surgical procedures and/or administration of drugs; maintains and oversees animal breeding colonies and/or transgenic mouse colonies; assists with care of lab animals; records, consolidates and assists with analysis of research results; assists in evaluating validity of data obtained from experimental procedures; summarizes data for inclusion in grant proposals and manuscripts; prepares research progress reports; assists principal investigator with the preparation of publications, manuscripts, articles, posters, and abstracts; conducts library research on requested topics through researching current literature; oversees and maintains accurate records of laboratory activities; assists with training of junior research staff, and undergraduate and graduate students in research methods and equipment operation; sets up and operates laboratory equipment; monitors research supply, including specimens, inventory and initiates procurement requests as needed; participates in journal clubs, laboratory meetings and Department activities; performs additional duties as assigned.
Minimum Education Required Bachelor's Level Degree or equivalent combination of education and experience with a Major in biological sciences.
Required Qualifications A Bachelor's degree in a biological/health science or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Ability to translate, adapt and apply academic or practical knowledge in the conduct of biological/health science research is required. Experience in a biological/health research capacity is required. Experience with cellular biology, molecular biology, and/or flow cytometry techniques desired. Experience with animal handling and husbandry desired. Requires successful completion of a background check. Qualified candidates may be requested to complete a pre-employment physical including a drug screen.
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