We are seeking a CO Research Technologist who is available to carry out research on ocular and orbital disease processes. This individual will participate in planning studies and evaluating/interpreting test results utilizing a basic and learned knowledge of research laboratory procedures and practices involving ocular tumors and orbital inflammatory disease.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Perform mouse colony maintenance and generating mouse strains (breeding and genotyping of mice).
Process tissue for and perform qPCR and PCR, histology immunohistochemistry, and immunoblotting.
Responsible for laboratory maintenance, preparing solutions and media and ordering supplies.
Identify and report problems in completion of routine lab processes.
Careful record keeping of sample information and results to guarantee quality of experimentation.
Assists with troubleshooting of technical and experimental issues.
Contributes to selecting, developing, performing and evaluating research methods; operates appropriate equipment.
Uses sterile techniques to avoid contaminating lab experiments. Basic knowledge of and employ good tissue culture techniques.
Uses various software applications, such as spreadsheets, relational databases, electronic mail, World Wide Web, statistical packages, and graphics packages.
Uses good practices for data record keeping and analysis.
Uses universal safety precautions to protect self and co-workers from biohazardous materials, including blood-borne pathogens.
Monitors inventory levels and proper storage of materials and supplies in accordance with established policies and procedures.
Keeps current knowledge of vendors and suppliers of materials specific to the laboratory requirements.
Bachelor's Degree in Biology, Chemistry or related field
Some related post-undergraduate work experience preferred.
Experience with pipetting, PCR, and basic chemistry background to be able to make reagents.
Prior laboratory experience during undergrad, including, tissue culture is desirable.
Classified Title: Research Technologist Working Title: CO Research Technologist Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CC Starting Salary Range: $15.00-$20.40 HRLY (Commensurate with experience) Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Mon-Fri, 8:30 - 5:00 Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: School of Medicine Campus Department name: SOM Oph Oculoplastics Personnel area: School of Medicine
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