Essential Functions: Under the direction of the Principal Investigator, provide scientific and technical assistance to complete laboratory-based work in a cancer research laboratory studying the role of bone tumor microenvironment in metastatic prostate and kidney cancers.Perform laboratory techniques and participate in all aspects of the research process which encompass various cell culture experiments involving use of pharmacological inhibitors, lentiviral transfection and gene silencing, as well as molecular biology techniques including cloning, PCR, and Western blotting.Assist with maintenance and genotyping of mouse colonies and in vivo tumor studiesParticipate in implementing research objectives, ensuring compliance with all legal, regulatory and protocol guidelines. Maintain and organize the laboratory work areas including routine maintenance on laboratory equipment as required. Assist with ordering and organization of required research supplies and records. Perform other related duties as assigned.
Qualifications: Education Bachelor's degree in a science-related field Experience Entry level (less that a year of job-related experience)Some previous research experience strongly preferredAbility to perform basic laboratory techniques and work independently and collaboratively. Ability to analyze, summarize and interpret research findings and data. Excellent time management and organization skills.
Internal Number: 76_208682
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Founded in 1868, Wayne State University is a nationally recognized metropolitan research institution offering more than 400 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to nearly 32,000 students. Wayne State?s main campus in Midtown Detroit comprises 100 buildings over nearly 200 acres; its five extension centers offer higher education to people throughout Southeast Michigan. Wayne State is dedicated to preparing students to excel by combining the academic excellence of a major research university with the practical experience of an institution that by its history, location and diversity represents a microcosm of the world we live in. Reflecting its location and the excellent international reputation of its graduate schools, particularly in the sciences, Wayne State boasts the most diverse student body among Michigan?s public universities. Its students represent 49 U.S. states and more than 60 countries.