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Technician A

Ophthalmology

Technician A

  • 529141
  • Medical Center
  • Ophthalmology
  • Full Time
  • Opening on: Aug 29 2022
  • Technical Grade 3
  • Job Type: Support Staff - Union
  • Bargaining Unit: SSA
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • End Date if Temporary:
  • Hours Per Week: 35
  • Salary Range:
 

Position Summary

We are searching for a detail-oriented, dependable technician to join our growing team.  The technician will assist the Principal Investigator (PI) and research scientists in executing the aims of funded grants in the field of retinal degeneration.  This position will provide opportunities for learning and academic achievement via participation in science projects.


Responsibilities

  • Assist Principal Investigator (PI) and research scientists in executing the aims of funded grants in the field of retinal degeneration.
  • Responsible for setting up matings, weaning pups, tail biopsy, euthanasia and observations on all animals for the development of phenotypes
  • In vivo functional and anatomical exam in mouse models
  • Perform data entry and handling all paperwork required for the animal facility
  • Breeding mice and maintaining mice colony
  • Performing biochemical assays including flow cytometry, cell culture, PCR, western blot and immunohistochemistry, under the supervision of the PI or research scientist
  • Perform routine data processing and assist with data analysis
  • Assist in the development of new assays, methods, and reagents
  • Perform additional related duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

  • Requires two years of college or a completed AA program with an emphasis on chemistry, biology, physics, or related science or equivalent in education, training and experience
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Detail oriented with excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills
  • Self-motivated with ability to multi-task, troubleshoot and problem-solve
  • Must be interested in and enthusiastic about working with mouse models
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and data management files
  • At least 3 months previous laboratory experience preferably with some training either in molecular biological techniques or previous experience handling rodents in the laboratory setting

Preferred Qualifications

  • Work with mouse models. Experience with mouse work or cell culture would place the candidate under preferential consideration

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