An established laboratory in the Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology is seeking an RA I with the desired qualification/experience:
Animal handling and colony management is highly desirable. An animal handling coursework or prior experience in a research laboratory that uses mouse as an experimental model is a plus. Prefer at least one year of experience.
JOB SUMMARY :
This Research Assistant I (RA-I) will have the primary responsibility of handling and maintaining our mouse colonies consisting of inbred and genetically altered knockout and transgenic mouse strains. This primary responsibility will entail tail DNA genotyping, setting up breeding to obtain desired animals of specific genetic background, and other related activities. This RA-I will also assist investigators--i.e., students, fellows, research faculty, staff scientists--within the laboratory with experiments under supervision.
Under direct supervision, run experiments, assays, and record results
Understand and follow experimental protocols for tail DNA genotyping, setting up breeding, tissue culture, and others as needed
Compile and communicate data/ test results to supervisor
Provide appropriate written documentation of experiments
Follow University safety protocols as the work in the laboratory may involve the use of combustibles, radioactivity, toxic material, and/or carcinogens
Read all equipment manuals; use them according to manufacturer instructions
Prepare, operate equipment used in experimental procedures
Maintain and repair equipment according to manufacturer and University guidelines
Ensure the laboratory is prepared for experiments
Assist in ordering consumables, non-consumable items required for laboratory research work
Maintain sterile conditions as required in a BioSafety Level (BSL)-2 laboratory
Internal Number: 1909704
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