Classified Title: [[Laboratory Technician]] Working Title: [[Laboratory Technician]] Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CB Starting Salary Range: [[$12.76 - $16.77]] Employee group: Full Time Schedule: [[Monday - Friday, 8:30a - 5:00p / 37.5 hour per week]] Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: 05-MD:School of Public Health Department name: 10001154-W Harry Feinstone Dpt Molec Mblgy Imlgy Personnel area: School of Public Health
Cerebral malaria (CM) is a serious complication of malaria infection that primarily affects young children in sub-Saharan Africa. Clinical symptoms of CM include coma and seizures. Upon anti-parasitic chemotherapy, a subset of survivors are left with neuro-cognitive deficits. The malaria parasite, Plasmodium falciparum, infects red blood cell (PRBC), which clog up blood vessels and adhere to the brain microvascular endothelial cells of the blood-brain barrier. How these parasites, which reside inside the PRBC's and inside the vascular lumen mediate neuronal damage is not clear.Our laboratory seeks an individual to assist with research on brain endothelial cell and PRBC interactions. The research involves a variety of standard biochemical and biophysical methodologies, including: cell culturing, ELISA's, microscopy, standard MS office applications and working with instrument specific computer programs.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Follow standard laboratory procedures under supervision, including isolation, characterization and culturing of mammalian cells. Perform laboratory duties by following common protocols or with instruction. Increase own skill base and gain experimental laboratory skills, learn assays, techniques and problem solving-skills through progressive training, understanding of the research and experience. Understand the role of senior lab members and accept constructive guidance.
Practice aseptic techniques during cell culture and experimentation. Keep careful data collection and record all data. Identify and report problems in standard laboratory processes. Perform related laboratory maintenance, monitoring inventory of supplies, ordering supplies and cleaning laboratory equipment.
High School Diploma/GED with some science coursework. Training Certificate from Technical Institute preferred.
Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Tissue culture skills. Specific technical laboratory based courses, including tissue culture and relevant experience.
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