RESEARCH SPECIALIST A
Duties: We are looking for a biology major who will be available for 1-2 years to work on autophagy inhibition in cancer. The goals of the project are to use mouse models and three dimensional culture systems to determine if inhibiting the lysosome either with drugs or genetically will enhance the efficacy of immunotherapy in melanoma. The successful candidate will work under the direct supervision of a post-doctoral fellow, who will also be responsible for training the research specialist. He/she will initially assist the post doc and eventually become completely independent in the following: mouse tumor growth and treatment, cancer cell culture and western blotting.
In addition to working on this project, the technician will devote 20% effort towards a number of laboratory duties that will help maintain the laboratory for all of the staff. This will include maintenance of tissue culture room, ordering, receiving and organizing laboratory supplies, maintaining spreadsheets on laboratory inventory of antibodies, cell lines and molecular biology reagents, and assisting the PI in regulatory forms for animal protocols and EHRS inspections.
Qualifications: The minimum of a Bachelor's degree and 0 to 1 year of experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience, required. Preferred candidates will have knowledge of immunology, cancer biology, or both. Preferred candidates will have experience with cell culture, western blotting and mouse models.
Reference Number: 40-27900
Salary Grade: 024
Employment Type: Exempt
Special Requirements: Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.
Job Family: I-Technical/Professional Research