Research Specialist C
Job location: Smilow Center for Translational
Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-02-23
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This position will require performing in vitro and in vivo experiments to support generation of data to translate tumor immunotherapies from the bench into patients in the clinic; a high degree of skill, organization and attention to detail are required. It is preferred that the candidate has experience with human primary lymphocyte cultures as well as evaluation of cell phenotype and function by multi-color flow cytometry. The successful applicant will establish and evaluate solid tumor models for testing adaptively transferred genetic engineered T-cells for treatment of Cancer. The position will require IV, IP and IT injections followed by regular measurements of tumors using calipers and frequent imaging of live mice. The ability to work collaboratively with others and as part of a team is a requirement. Strong communication skills are needed.
Bachelor’s degree in Biology or related science and 3 to 5 years of laboratory experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience required. Master's degree preferred. Proficiency in flow cytometry, tissue culture techniques and relevant experience with mouse NSG/ tumor modeling including carrying out intravenous injections, tumor measurements, blood sampling, and tissue harvesting experience preferred. Molecular biology techniques including CRISPR gene editing and cloning preferred.
Position contingent upon funding.
Office, Library, Computer Room; Requires extensive safety
Typically sitting at a desk or table; Occasional lifting 25 lb. or less
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Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.