Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
The Wagers laboratory studies the biology and function of adult tissue-specific stem cells, particularly those that form the skeletal muscle and blood. Current topics of investigation include regulation of stem cell function in normal tissue and under abnormal conditions such as aging and cancer, as well as methods for editing stem cell genomes using CRISPR/Cas9 for experimental and therapeutic purposes. The lab is seeking highly motivated candidates to assist in ongoing experiments that include mouse work (colony maintenance, husbandry, genotyping, tissue harvest and functional studies, etc.), cell culture, molecular biology techniques, flow cytometry, immunostaining, and bioassays.
The assistant will also perform a variety of basic and general lab support and clerical tasks, including ordering and stocking of supplies, maintenance of equipment and preparation and storage of shared reagents. Work will be performed under specific direction of the PI, research manager and/or senior lab members, although it is expected that certain research-related tasks will be performed independently, within the guidelines of and subject to review by the PI and research staff. The assistant will also participate in frequent team meetings involving lab members and external collaborators, and, under the direction of the PI and senior research staff, will be expected to participate in the preparation and presentation of research results and summaries. Strong organizational and communication skills (both written and oral) are essential.
2. Collects and safeguards project data; keeps detailed and accurate notes recording experimental design and results;
3. Under direction, processes, organizes and summarizes data, reporting experiment results in written form and in oral presentations, using a variety of scientific, word processing, spreadsheet or statistical software applications or program platforms;
4. As a member of a project team, may assist in the design of laboratory experiments, techniques, and protocols;
5. May perform routine logging and/or testing of samples; routine animal husbandry, and genotyping;
6. May occasionally instruct others in basic laboratory techniques or procedures;
7. Performs related laboratory maintenance such as maintaining and cleaning equipment, scheduling repairs, and ordering supplies
This is a one year grant funded term position with the possibility of extension based on availability of continued funding and satisfactory performance.
May be required to lift, move and transport related laboratory equipment. Required to work with a variety of hazardous materials under approved safety protocols. Required to work with and handle animals.
The Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology and the FAS are committed to cultivating not only the diversity of our faculty, staff, and students but also in developing an inclusive culture that is vibrant, engaging and encouraging of innovation as well as intellectual debate. We believe creating and maintaining an inclusive workplace allows employees from all backgrounds and walks of life to achieve their fullest potential. We also believe an inclusive culture is one that accepts, values and views as strength the difference we all bring to the workplace. We encourage our community members to participate in our FAS Diversity Dialogues.
Salary Grade: 052
Union: 55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers
At least one year related work experience (relevant course work may count towards experience)
Previous undergraduate or post-graduate lab experience, particularly with gene editing systems and tissue histology will be preferred. Demonstrated abilities in relevant laboratory techniques helpful, but not required. Exposure to applicable computer technologies, including specific software applications, is encouraged. Appropriate organizational and communications skills required
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 53273BR
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