Research Specialist B
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We are looking for a biology major who will be available to work on autophagy inhibition in cancer. The goals of the project are to use mouse models and three dimensional culture systems to determine if inhibiting the lysosome either with drugs or genetically will enhance the efficacy of immunotherapy in melanoma. The successful candidate will work under the direct supervision of a post doctoral fellow, who will also be responsible for training the research specialist. In addition to working on this project the Research Specialist will devote 20% effort towards a number of laboratory duties that will help maintain the laboratory for all of the staff. This will include maintenance of tissue culture room, ordering, receiving and organizing laboratory supplies, maintaining spreadsheets on laboratory inventory of antibodies, cell lines and molecular biology reagents, and assisting the PI in regulatory forms for animal protocols and EHRS inspections. The Research Specialist will work under the supervision of a post doctoral fellow. He/She will initially assist the post doc and eventually become completely independent in the following: General laboratory maintenance; mouse tumor growth and treatment; cancer cell culture; note keeping; and western blotting.
Bachelor’s Degree and 1-3 years prior research experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. We are not looking for candidates with extensive (>6 years) prior experience. Preferred candidates will have a strong knowledge of immunology, cancer biology, or both. Preferred candidates will have experience with cell culture, western blotting and mouse models.
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