General summary/purpose: The full-time position reports directly to Akhil Maheshwari in Department of Pediatrics. The Laboratory Technician will assist in the development and execution of several projects involving mouse colony management and genotyping, tissue culture, histology, molecular cloning, and/or data analysis in stem cell lab.
Specific duties & responsibilities:
Mouse colony management
Routine molecular biology, cell culture, and histology
Performs laboratory tests and/or experiments, which may include various assays, specialized techniques such as electrophoresis and basic tissue culture, following established procedures or protocols.
Operates requisite laboratory equipment and instruments; records data; maintains and makes minor adjustment to equipment.
Performs histological processing, including sectioning, staining, and image analysis.
Prepares solutions, reagents, and stains following standard laboratory formulas and procedures.
Prepares, cleans, sterilizes, and maintains laboratory equipment, glassware, and instruments used in research experiments.
Minimum qualifications (mandatory): High School Diploma/ GED with some science coursework.
Entry to medial level skills in mouse colony management is essential
Molecular and Cellular Biology is highly desirable.
Detail-oriented and conscientious.
Basic computer skills: Internet and email software, spreadsheet software, and word processing.
Experience or interest in tissue culture, neuroscience, and engineering preferred.
Training Certificate from Technical Institute preferred.
Certificate from technical institute or internship experience preferred.
Special knowledge, skills, and abilities: Some experience working with mouse models preferred. Bachelor’s degree in biology, chemistry or related field preferred. Experience with flow cytometry, ELISA, and/or immunohistochemistry helpful, but not required.
Ability to work overtime should an experiment or the PI request.
Classified Title: Laboratory Technician Working Title: Laboratory Technician Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CB Starting Salary Range: $12.31/hr - $16.94/hr Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M-F 8;30am - 5:00 pm Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus Department name: 10003085-SOM Ped NICU Personnel area: School of Medicine
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