About the Department
Pathogenesis of autoimmune diseases is extremely complex. We are interested in organ-specific diseases such as autoimmune diabetes and psoriasis, and we have mouse models for both. Our studies focus on determining how T cells are initially activated in disease pathogenesis, how they home to the target organs, and how they destroy these organs.
The job provides basic technical support activities related to scientific research projects. Complies with institutional, state, and federal regulatory policies, procedures, directives and mandates. Assists in drafting presentations on research findings.Responsibilities
- Perform routine and complex technical duties in an ongoing study of T cell homing.
- Perform DNA cloning procedures, including gene-targeting, analysis of transgenic mice and knock out animals.
- Perform surgery on mice installing windows for intravital microscopy.
- Manage transgenic mouse colony.
- Assist with organizing laboratory and lab records.
- Assist with the ordering of supplies, maintenance of stock solutions.
- This job provides technical and administrative support in a laboratory environment performing basic laboratory techniques, research and analysis under direction.
- Provides routine or standardized laboratory duties by collecting data in support of research projects under direct supervision.
- Collects and enters data. Assists in analysis of data and with preparation of reports, manuscripts and other documents.
- Complies with institution, state and federal regulatory policies, procedures, directives, and mandates.
- Performs other related work as needed.
Minimum requirements include vocational training, apprenticeships or the equivalent experience in related field (not typically required to have a four-year degree).
Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through < 2 years of work experience in a related job discipline.
- Bachelor’s degree in Biological or Physical Science.
- Prior lab experience.
- Experience with transgenic mouse colony.
- Basic knowledge in biological or physical science.
- Problem-solving skills.
- Attention to detail.
- Organizational skills.
- Verbal and written communication skills.
- Ability to learn new research techniques or methods.
- Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team.
- A strong work ethic and commitment to timely delivery of results is essential.
- Proficient in word processing.
- Resume (required)
- Cover Letter ( preferred)
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