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The Gruber laboratory focuses on Pediatric high risk leukemias, striving to further understand the driving mechanisms of disease in order to identify targeted therapies.  Within the Gruber laboratory, this LSRP will work primarily as a mouse technician to support translational research models. 

The successful candidate will assist laboratory research by providing technical assistance in managing animal colonies, bone marrow transplantation, preparing and arranging reagents. Techniques may include but not limited to basic molecular biology, biochemistry and tumor cell biology, i.e. DNA/RNA preparation, PCR, gel electrophoresis, genotyping, and tissue culture. Mouse handling includes husbandry, injections, breeding, drug treatment, irradiation, collection of blood and tissue. Experience with genetic mouse models and molecular biology techniques is preferred.

 

Duties include:

 

  • Plan approach to experiments in support of research projects in lab and/or field based on knowledge of scientific theory.
  • Independently conduct experiments; maintain detailed records of experiments and outcomes.
  • Apply the theories and methods of a life science discipline to interpret and perform analyses of experiment results; offer suggestions regarding modifications to procedures and protocols in collaboration with senior researcher.
  • Review literature on an ongoing basis to remain current with new procedures and apply learnings to related research.
  • Contribute to publication of findings as needed. Participate in the preparation of written documents, including procedures, presentations, and proposals.
  • Help with general lab maintenance as needed; maintain lab stock, manage chemical inventory and safety records, and provide general lab support as needed.
  • Assist with orientation and training of new staff or students on lab procedures or techniques.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

The candidate must have earned at least a BA or BS.  It is preferred, but not required, that this degree be in a life science discipline.  Applicants with degrees in other disciplines will be considered if he/she has experience in the life sciences.

The desired candidate should have experience in mouse or other small rodent handling, with preferable proficiency in colony maintenance, breeding, and tail vein injections. Experience with experimental techniques such as PCR and cell culture are also required. A bachelor’s degree in cell biology or molecular biology is preferred

 

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED):

 

Bachelor's degree in related scientific field.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (REQUIRED):

  • General understanding of scientific principles. Demonstrated performance to use knowledge and skills when needed.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply theoretical knowledge of science principals to problem solve work.
  • Ability to maintain detailed records of experiments and outcomes.
  • General computer skills and ability to quickly learn and master computer programs, databases, and scientific applications.
  • Ability to work under deadlines with general guidance.
  • Excellent organizational skills and demonstrated ability to accurately complete detailed work.

 

CERTIFICATIONS & LICENSES:

 

None

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS*:

  • Frequently stand, walk, twist, bend, stoop, squat, grasp lightly, use fine manipulation, grasp forcefully, perform desk-based computer tasks, use telephone, write by hand, lift, carry, push and pull objects weighing over 40 pounds.
  • Occasionally sit, kneel, crawl, reach and work above shoulders, sort and file paperwork or parts.
  • Rarely climb, scrub, sweep, mop, chop and mix or operate hand and foot controls.
  • Must have correctible vision to perform duties of the job.
  • Ability to bend, squat, kneel, stand, reach above shoulder level, and move on hard surfaces for up to eight hours.
  • Ability to lift heavy objects weighing up to 50 pounds.
  • Ability to work in a dusty, dirty, and odorous environment.
  • Position may require repetitive motion.

 

*- Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS:

 

  • May require working in close proximity to blood borne pathogens.
  • May require work in an environment where animals are used for teaching and research.
  • Position may at times require the employee to work with or be in areas where hazardous materials and/or infectious diseases are present.
  • Employee must perform tasks that require the use of personal protective equipment, such as safety glasses and shoes, protective clothing and gloves, and possibly a respirator.

May require extended or unusual work hours based on research requirements and business needs.)


 

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