RESEARCH SPECIALIST A

Location
Philadelphia
Posted
Mar 28, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Duties: Mouse Colony Maintenance: Tattooing and identifying mice with specific genetic mutations (genotyping). Collect tail biopsies, complete DNA Extraction, perform PCR and gel electrophoresis and operate basic imaging software. Laboratory Maintenance: Autoclaving, laboratory supplies organization/inventory, standard reagent preparation, ordering and maintenance of a database for replenishment of laboratory supplies.
Cellular immunology/basic microscopy: Basics of aseptic technique, light microscopy, cell culture responsibilities including maintenance of cryopreserved cell lines and stocks. Maintenance of parasite helminth life cycles, which includes - fecal egg count, adult intestinal worm counts, and mouse inoculation. Basic molecular biology techniques including but not limited to: cloning, transformation, transfection, southern blotting, nucleic acid extraction, eDNA generation, and quantitative PCR. Basic biochemistry techniques including: ELISA, SOS-PAGE, western blotting, and immunoprecipitation. Histological staining techniques and immunohistochemistry.

Qualifications: Master's degree preferred. Bachelor's degree in the basic sciences, 0 -1 year of directly related research experience, and basic knowledge of biochemistry, molecular biology, and immunology or equivalent combination of education and experience required.

Also Required:
Experience with basic data entry software, WORD, EXCEL, Image J, Flow jo, and Graphpad Prism.
Strong organizational and communication skills.

Preferred:
Experience with website design and basic coding experience.

Reference Number: 58-28331

Salary Grade: 024

Employment Type: Exempt

Org: Pathobiology

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

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