PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A SIX-MONTH TEMPORARY POSITION 50% Maintaining tissue culture cell lines and performing cell-based receptor pharmacology bioassay experiments. Developing new cell based bioassays and trouble shooting new experimental approaches. These experiments involve sterile cell culture techniques, DNA transfection into cells, binding studies with I125 & H3 radioactive molecules, as well as 96-well/384-well plate based bioassays and data analysis.
20% Genotyping (PCR) and maintaining knockout mice breeding colonies, general rodent husbandry procedures, recording keeping in laboratory notebook and weekly Microsoft Excel files. Handling and collecting data, blood, and tissue samples for mice involved in experiments.
10% Assisting with and/or performing mouse animal experiments, data collection, data record keeping, data graphing, statistical analysis, and data presentation at meetings.
10% Cleaning and maintaining specialized mouse cage equipment, use of various laboratory instrumentation, and daily cleaning of our laboratory mouse experimental rooms.
5% Assisting in the writing of technical reports and articles for publication. Review of the literature relating to research. Maintaining and submitting IACUC protocols, working with university animal care technicians, keeping appropriate laboratory records, detailed record keeping with weekly updates, preparation of reports, presenting results, and working with technicians, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows; review literature as assigned.
5% Additional responsibilities include working with university animal care technicians, keeping appropriate laboratory records, detailed record keeping with weekly updates, preparation of reports, presenting results, and working with technicians, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows; review literature as assigned Participate in the preparation and presentation of data; analyze data and participate in authorship of papers, monographs and poster/PowerPoint presentations. Critically review literature, attend meetings where data will be presented and contribute.
For further information about the position, please contact Dr. Carrie Haskell-Luevano at 612-626-9262, email email@example.com
All required qualifications must be documented on application materials. Bachelor's degree in a scientific field and 1 year related work experience in a research laboratory or equivalent combination of education and related work experience to total 5 years. The work experience must include working with laboratory/research mice and performing cell based bioassays. Excellent English verbal and written communication skills as well as computer literacy (proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint) are essential. Ability to work independently under little to no supervision, reliable and self-motivated. Ability to meet deadlines and work in a high-paced environment. Attentiveness to details, highly organized and initiative driven, excellent organization and communication skills are essential.
Preferred Qualifications: Experience performing GPCR cell based bioassays (binding and 96-384-well plate format experiments) and performing DNA based plasmid preparations. Experience maintaining mouse breeding colonies, keeping mouse husbandry records, and general molecular biology techniques (PCR, running DNA gels) are highly preferred. Successful previous experience with preparing and renewing IACUC protocols desirable.
Internal Number: 337805
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