This is a research position within a laboratory at the interface of virology and immunology. The researcher will have opportunities to present and publish their research. The Langlois lab offers a dynamic laboratory environment with a variety of research techniques, experimental approaches and research questions.
TYPICAL TASKS (These examples do not include all possible tasks in this work and do not limit the assignment of related tasks in any position of this class.)
55% Assist in designing research experiments in an assigned area to aid in the solution of a research problem. Perform experiment using the following techniques: standard virology, western blot, tissue culture work, with minimal supervision from the PI and other senior researchers. Responsible for learning and applying new techniques as needed. Make standard laboratory reagents (PBS and other buffers, LB media, Agar Plates, DMEM etc), keep the laboratory stocked and clean, and maintain all laboratory equipment. Perform molecular analyses including (PCR, quantitative PCR, DNA extraction, molecular cloning, CRISPR/Cas9, primer design). Responsible for preparing data for publication.
25% Mouse Screening, weaning and general maintenance of mouse colonies. Handling and performing mouse experiments including anesthesia.
20% Manage day to day laboratory operations (shipping and receiving, ordering supplies, inventory, supervising undergraduate student workers). Ensure that the lab is properly stocked and clean. Oversee the use of laboratory equipment, provide training and maintain equipment as needed.
10% Other duties as assigned
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS (must be mentioned on application or resume) - Bachelor's degree with a major in a biomedical science (Microbiology, Biochemistry, etc) and one year of experience or an equivalent combination of education and relevant research experience to equal five years. - Experience in maintenance of mouse colonies and/or working with mice. - Experience must include at least one year of full time research experience
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS - At least one year of experience in maintenance of mouse colonies/working with mice - Experience with flow cytometry and/or fluorescence microscopy
Internal Number: 333004
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