This position is necessary to provide essential support for the ongoing experimental processes in the laboratory. Work requires advanced knowledge of applicable laboratory procedures, tests, techniques, and terminology. This position requires advanced-level research support, data collection, and data analysis. This position will provide research support by performing molecular biology techniques including nucleic acid extraction from blood and tissue specimens and PCR analysis, processing samples for DNA sequencing and sequencing analysis, and molecular cloning. This position will also provide support in mouse handling and restraint, mouse survival surgeries, performing experimental procedures on mice, conducting experiments, data analysis, and data entry. Additional duties include general laboratory care (autoclaving, dishwashing, stocking and inventory laboratory supplies), preparing common laboratory solutions and media. This position will provide technical troubleshooting and optimization in molecular biology. This position will also help provide training to new laboratory personnel in molecular biology and animal handling techniques.
Education and Experience:
Demonstrated possession of the competencies necessary to perform the work.
Relevant and recent animal laboratory work experience required. Relevant and recent experience in molecular biology techniques required. Must be skilled in mouse research techniques. Relevant cell culture, aseptic technique, and flow cytometry experience are required. Must have recent experience working with pathogens and infected samples under BSL2.5 or higher containment. Must possess mobility and strength to store and access research samples, reagents, and supplies. Should be able to analyze data digitally and manually while able to clearly communicate information both verbally and in written form. Should be proficient or able to learn multiple computer software platforms.
Bachelor's degree in biological sciences or related field is highly preferred. Prefer experience working with HIV and HIV-infected samples. Specific skills in mouse research techniques including handling and restraint, IP injections, administering injectable anesthesia, necropsy, biological fluid/tissue collection, and processing samples for IHC, flow cytometry, and PCR are desired. Specific skills in molecular biology techniques including nucleic acid extraction from mammalian cells and biological fluids using Qiagen columns and proteinase K, preparation of samples for real-time PCR analysis are desired.
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