This position provides technical support to Animal Science faculty in reproductive physiology. The Research Associate II chooses and executes methods to accomplish the overall research goals of the reproductive physiology labs, reports data, prepares publication materials, supervises and trains student workers, serves as lab manager, and provides technical consultation and technical support to students, research staff, and faculty within the Department of Animal Science. Job Functions/Responsibilities:
Research and Analysis Designs research projects. Designs, makes recommendations and modifies protocols. Selects appropriate methodologies to accomplish research goals, utilizes selected methods to obtain results, analyzes results and prepares result summaries for publication. Conducts reproduction research experiments for faculty including but not limited to: DNA isolation; RNA isolation; RNA-sequencing library preparation; PCR (traditional, quantitative, droplet digital); cell culture; embryology (IVM, IVF, IVC, embryo cryopreservation); microscopy; immuno-histochemistry; processing of blood samples; protein isolation; western blotting; protein expression systems; flow cytometry; RNA interference; CRISPR-Cas 9; ELISA; RIA. Manages research animals and helps with sample collections from cattle. Analyzes research results from bovine reproductive physiology projects. Prepares reports of research data.
Technical Assistance Provides technical support on lab experiments Provides technical and safety training to students and other lab staff Provides technical support to applied bovine experiments
Lab Management Tracks use of lab supplies and orders as needed Manages supply budgets Consults with vendors Conducts basic lab safety checks Maintains safety training records for all active personnel Maintains all lab equipment including most maintenance and repair
Technical Writing Assists with manuscript preparation for publication such as statistical analysis, proofing, and writing Writes technical protocols and SOPs such as IACUC Supervision Supervises graduate students in the lab Supervises part-time student workers Sets schedules, assigns work and approves time sheets
Internal Number: 191006
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