The position will be working on innovative gene therapies for NF1 and NF2. The ideal applicant should have some knowledge of husbandry, handling, and health care of mice in accordance with experimental protocol and Animal Welfare Act/Regulations. In addition, this individual will assist with scientific procedures in accordance with study protocols, runs lab tests and completes measurements as assigned, identifies and resolves common problems and uses analytical skills to implement assigned projects and maintains appropriate documentation associated with all job assignments.
Specific duties & responsibilities:
Performs animal procedures, administers treatments and conducts daily animal health and welfare assessments.
Recognizes when animals are sick, distressed or otherwise abnormal and communicates these observations to the PI.
Conducts scientific clinical observations and disease outcome assessments (e.g. lameness, behavior, respiration, fecal consistency, central nervous system affects, etc.).
Records all scientific information on documents provided with study protocols or standard department forms as appropriate.
Conducts sample collection pre- and post-mortem in accordance with study protocols and direction of Investigator.
Performs research lab tests and experiments. Follows established procedures and protocols, utilize appropriate techniques to perform laboratory tests and/or experiments.
Exchanges routine information in an appropriate manner requiring good oral and written communication.
Responsible for routine operational activities such as: maintenance of animal protocols, biosecurity, hazardous shipping, and controlled drug inventories at direction of the PI.
Performs preventative maintenance of equipment.
Minimum qualifications (mandatory):
High school diploma/GED with some science coursework required.
Experience with molecular biology and biochemistry laboratory approaches is helpful, but not required. Training Certificate from Technical Institute preferred. Certificate from technical institute or internship experience preferred.
Classified Title: Laboratory Technician Working Title: Laboratory Technician Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CB Starting Salary Range: $13.00-$16.93 (commensurate with experience) Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M-F 8:30 am - 5:00 pm Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus Department name: 10003523-SOM Neuro Neurological Oncology Personnel area: School of Medicine
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