Research Technician 2
Job Title: Research Technician 2
Location: Case Main Campus
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 8790
Job Description POSITION OBJECTIVE
- Perform technical duties (running and maintaining mice colonies) according to specific instructions and protocols. This will include ensuring there are sufficient mice for experiments, husbandry, weaning and monitoring the health status of mice on a daily basis. (40%)Perform basic routine experiments including DNA isolations and PCR genotyping for the lab according to specific instructions/procedures. Collect tissues from knockout and transgenic mice and enter results into databases. (40%)Record experimental data. Collect and complete detailed records and results of experiments for faculty and lab staff. Extract data for follow up and experiment planning purposes. (10%)Contribute to the daily function of the lab; purchase routine lab supplies as needed, collect receipts for purchases and provide feedback on planning all experiments involving mice. (6%)
- Ability to rely on instructions and pre-established guidelines to complete outlined experiments and proceduresPrevious experience working with animals preferred.Must demonstrate compliance with Case Western Reserve University animal research and care (ARC) policies and procedures and compliance to regulations of the Animal Welfare Act, Public Health Service Policy, AAALAC guidelines and other applicable regulatory guidelines. Must demonstrate compassion for animals within Case Western Reserve University facilities and dedication to the Animal Resource Center’s mission. Must handle animals with care and respect at all times.Effective oral and written communication skills and good interpersonal skills; ability to work and communicate with various individuals within and external to the University. Must have exceptional organizational skills and be capable of multitasking. Must demonstrate attention to detail and accuracy.Ability and willingness to rely on and follow instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform the functions of the job. Must be willing to work with mice.Ability to operate laboratory equipment.Must be self-motivated, goal oriented, responsible and capable of working well in a team environment, and capable of working on their own with daily supervision.Good computer skills, including Microsoft Office and data analysis.Must demonstrate willingness to learn new techniques, procedures, processes, and computer programs as needed.Ability to interact with colleagues, supervisors and customers face to face.Ability to meet consistent attendance.
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