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Senior Technician

Microbiology and Immunology

Senior Technician

  • 529207
  • Medical Center
  • Microbiology and Immunology
  • Full Time
  • Opening on: Aug 31 2022
  • Technical Grade 5

Position Summary

The Senior Technician will seek to understand how tissues coordinate with the immune system to defend against pathogens; and work with cell culture systems, animal models, and fresh human tissue samples obtained from organ donors in collaboration with the Farbe Lab as part of a novel initiative in Human Tissue Immunity and Disease.


Responsibilities

  • Perform molecular biology experiments (Cloning, PCR, etc.).

  • Perform cell culture experiments and microscopy.

  • Maintenance of lab stocks/quality control.

  • Management of mouse colony (genotyping, breeding etc.)

  • Lab ordering and assisting in setting up and maintaining equipment.

  • Analyze data and assist in communicating data in scientific formats.

  • Assisting with general lab maintenance.

  • Train lower-level techs and students in basic techniques.

  • Willing to learn more complex experiments such as single-cell RNA sequencing.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree and at least one and a half years of related experience or equivalent in education, training, and experience.
  • Experience with molecular biology techniques (PCR, DNA isolation, sequencing).
  • Experience handling mice.

  • Knowledge of biosafety protocols and procedures.

  • Knowledge of biology and related procedures and techniques.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with microbiology (bacteria streaking etc.).

  • Experience with cell culture.

  • Proficiency in data analysis (Microsoft Excel, R, Python).

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