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A Cancer Biology laboratory is searching for a motivated, highly organized individual to assist in experimental animal model systems aimed at understanding genetic and molecular aberrations in cancer. Qualified individuals will be expected to maintain a mouse colony, contribute experimentally to ongoing research projects, and oversee general laboratory operations. Applicants should have a good working knowledge of molecular biology and genetics, as well as a fearless aptitude for learning diverse experimental approaches. This position is an excellent opportunity to gain experience with cutting edge technologies in cancer biology, and be recognized via authorship in research publications. The position is ideal for applicants ultimately looking to pursue academic research endeavors. A two-year minimum commitment is required.
Research Specialist A – Duties include but not limited to: mouse husbandry, PCR-based genotyping, in vivo tumor imaging (bioluminescence and micro-
Computed Tomography), preparation/analysis of histological samples, cell culture, flow cytometry, as well as DNA, RNA, and Protein isolation and detection techniques.
Research Specialist B – will undertake the duties outlined for the Research Specialist A position, with the additional expectation that the candidate will develop novel solutions to research questions in addition to employing established methods.
Moreover, it is expected that the Research Specialist B candidate will have a greater laboratory experience than the Research Specialist A candidate, such that s/he can make greater contributions to more complex questions, and is expected to perform more independently.
Research Specialist A:
Bachelor’s degree; 0-1 year of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience required; Working knowledge of general principles in genetics and molecular biology; Accurate and timely record keeping; Impeccable organization; Demonstrated interest in working in a laboratory setting;
Research Specialist B:
Bachelor’s degree; 1-3 years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience required; Working knowledge of general principles in genetics and molecular biology; Accurate and timely record keeping; Impeccable organization; Demonstrated interest in working in a laboratory setting
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