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The Department of Cancer Biology is currently seeking an experienced cell and molecular biologist with comprehensive skills in mutli-color flow cytometry to conduct innovative experiments in breast cancer research. The individual will work independently as they process and analyze blood and bone marrow from patient samples as part of a large clinical study. The individual will actively engage in the experimental design, evaluation and execution of milt-colored flow cytometry and cell sorting strategies as well as tissue culture, and more specialized cellular technologies. The individual will be expected to learn and execute skills related to operation and maintenance of the sophisticated instrumentation required for the project. The individual will be expected to act as an integral part of the team and present their results in an organized and skillled manner. Hours will need to be flexible due to the unpredictability associated with surgical patients and the availability of certain equipment. The individual will also be expected to share in more common tasks of DNA/RNA isolation, cDNA/cRNA preparation, q-PCR, and immuno-fluorescent and histochemical microscopy.
A Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, Molecular Biology, or a related field with 3 years to 5 years of research laboratory experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience required. Experience with multicolored flow cytometry and cell culture is required. The candidate is expected to be self-motivated and have the skill and confidence to work independently. Above average computer skills are required. Excellent communication, analytical, and organizational skills are essential, as well as keen attention to detail and the ability to multi-task in a fast paced work environment and the ability to adjust to a flexible work schedule. Experience in the following technical areas will also be useful: DNA/RNA isolation, cDNA/cRNA preparation, q-PCR, and immuno-fluorescent and histochemical microscopy.
Some of the work is done in the University’s flow cytometry core where certain rules and schedules must be followed. Flexibility of the work schedule will be necessary to accommodate patient scheduling and equipment availability.
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