NOTE: This position is located in South Bend, Indiana.
IUSM-SOUTH BEND (IN-MEDS-IUINA)
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The primary purpose of this position is for a Research Technician to provide general laboratory support and assistance to aid the Principal Investigator in conducting sponsored research on upper Gl and other cancers.
Primary duties and responsibilities include:
Planning individual experiments as well as long-term project goals.
Preparation of tissue extracts for Western blotting, RNA isolation, and IF/IHC.
Maintaining established human and murine cell lines. RT-PCR assays.
Maintaining laboratory. Ordering supplies.
Training new students and new laboratory personnel.
Bachelor of Science degree or Bachelor of Arts degree in biology, cell biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, or a related field and one year of bench research experience.
Basic laboratory skills. Animal handling skills (training and certification required but can be obtained on the job). Basic computer, math, and critical thinking skills. Experience with molecular biology and qPCR analysis. Ability to read, analyze, and implement scientific literature. Ability to work independently and as part of a team. Ability to make decisions within established guidelines and will refer the most difficult situations to the supervisor for guidance. Ability to coordinate maintenance of equipment, data collection, oversee data and specimen processing, and regularly supervise research students.
Experience with centrifuges, balances, cell culture equipment, gel electrophoresis, and PCR machines.
Working Conditions / Demands
Occasional transport of equipment (small tabletop centrifuge, Liquid nitrogen storage tank, CO2 storage tank) and routine cleaning/disinfection of lab equipment. Some light moving up to 25 pounds.
South Bend, Indiana
Salary Plan: RS
Salary Grade: 07
Job Function: Research
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