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The Research Specialist A or B will play an important role in a lab studying cancer immunotherapy. The Research Specialist A will provide mouse colony management – management of pregnant and nursing females, weaning, identification and genotyping of pups, and monitor mice for health complications and communicate with animal care staff and veterinarian about affected animals. They will grow tumor cells in vitro, perform animal dissection, tissue harvest, and processing for downstream analysis, including molecular biology, flow cytometry, and histology readouts, and cell culture. The Research Specialist A will also perform subcutaneous tumor measurements with calipers, and after appropriate training, ultrasound detection and measurement of in situ tumors with ultrasound machine.
Along with the above duties, the Research Specialist B will also inject tumors subcutaneously, perform take down experiments independently, plan the breeding pair combinations and maintain mice specifically for breeding, and will also plan the flow panels, analyze the flow cytometry, and analyze histology.
Work will be done under the direct supervision of the principal investigator with guidance from graduate students and post-doctoral researchers in the lab. Opportunities will exist for the Research Specialist to present data at lab meetings and possibly obtain authorship on scientific manuscripts.
Research Specialist A: Bachelor’s Degree and 0- 1 year of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience required.
Research Specialist B: Bachelor’s Degree and 1-3 years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience required.
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