The Wagers laboratory studies the biology and function of adult tissue-specific stem cells, particularly those stem cells that form the skeletal muscle and blood. Current topics under investigation include regulation of stem cell function in normal tissue and under abnormal conditions such as aging and cancer. Research Assistant will assist with ongoing experiments. More specifically, job responsibilities include:
Under direction, carry out a variety of routine laboratory protocols that include molecular biology techniques (e.g., plasmid preps, RNA preps, and PCR analysis), protein analysis (Western blot, ELISA, FACS) and mammalian cell culture;
Maintain mouse colony; carryout husbandry, genotype mouse strains, perform tail bleeding and injections for experiments;
Assist with animal experiments that include muscle and/or other tissue harvests;
Prepare and maintain stocks of reagents, solutions, and supplies;
Assist with equipment maintenance and ordering of common lab supplies;
Record experimental results and maintain accurate lab records.
This is a one year grant funded term position with the possibility of extension based on availability of continued funding and satisfactory performance.
May be required to lift, move and transport related laboratory equipment.
May be required to work with a variety of hazardous materials. May be required to work with and handle animals.
Salary Grade: 052
Union: 55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers
Biological laboratory research experience is required.
B.A. or B.S. in Biological Sciences, Biochemistry, Chemistry, or related discipline is preferred. One to two years of laboratory experience that includes handling/screening of small animals (mice) is strongly preferred. Knowledge of cellular and molecular biology and the ability to apply this knowledge are required as are strong organizational and communication skills and ability to prioritize responsibilities.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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