Duties: The person in this position will work with the PI for the majority of his responsibilities to design and carry out animal experiments aimed at uncovering circadian underpinnings of lung inflammation. He or she should have experience and will be expected to carry out basic molecular and cellular biology procedures including RNA isolation, qPCR, protein isolation and Western Blot, independently after initial orientation and training in the lab. The person will also be responsible for maintaining multiple mouse lines, including breeding and genotyping, as well as overseeing animal experiments: weighing mice, transferring mice to ABSL2 facility, conducting running wheel experiments etc.
Since the focus of the PI's research is circadian biology, some experiments will require performing and monitoring experiments at times outside of the usual 8:30-5:30 hours of operation or over the weekends. However, whenever such hours are needed, adjustments to the weekday hours will be made. Therefore, overall working hours and schedule is flexible based on the experimental needs. Minimal cell culture work is expected to be part of the job. Based on the experiments involved, he or she will also be responsible for data analysis and present data to the PI and other lab members at lab meetings. Credit for authorship is not guaranteed but may be claimed from resulting manuscripts and scientific abstracts based on scientific contribution to the projects. The PI is a physician-scientist and the translational nature of the project would be a great opportunity for those seeking to build a career in biomedical research or medicine. This would an excellent opportunity for those seeking admission to medical school or taking time off prior to residency applications to build up their CVs and gain hands on experience in the translational research on an exciting new field.
Qualifications: A Bachelor's degree and 1 year to 3 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience required. Experience in basic molecular and cellular biology procedures is preferred
Reference Number: 40-28516
Salary Grade: 025
Employment Type: Exempt
Job Family: I-Technical/Professional Research
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