· This is a full-time/non-exempt term position lasting six months to one year.
Provide, under direct supervision, support for specified research projects; collect, assess, and communicate data/results. Assist in general laboratory operation and inventory.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES :
Under supervision, run experiments, assays, and record results.
Read and follow experimental protocols including following animals in the animal care facility. This will include evaluating animal behavior and recording the results. Follow instruction from the veterinarians in the animal care facility to ensure that animal care is followed according to rules. The animals involved will be rats and mice.
Responsible for the ordering and purchase of animals and their housing.
Responsible for making buffers and reagents for tissue culture.
Familiar with aseptic tissue culture techniques.
Compile and communicate results to supervisor.
Follow University safety protocols (may include use of combustibles, radioactivity, toxic material, and/or carcinogenics).
Perform calculations involving molarity, % solutions, and serial dilutions.
Prepare and operate equipment in experimental procedures. The equipment will include, CO2 incubators, -70 Freezers, Nitrogen tanks, Ph meter, autoclave.
BE familiar with the operation of the electrophoresis unit, analytical balance, etc.
Maintain and repair equipment according to manufacturer and university guidelines.
Maintain inventories of reagents and supplies.
Maintain sterile conditions as required.
A Term position is a staff position that exists for a period longer than six months but is not expected to last beyond one year. Although a position may exist for a specified or indefinite period, staff who accept term positions are not guaranteed employment for the entire period; they are employed for indefinite periods within the limit of the appointment. There are no guarantees of continued employment, either within the term or when the term ends.
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