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Lab Technician I - RBIO Engle Lab


The Laboratory of Assistant Professor Dannielle Engle, PhD is seeking a Lab Technician to be a part of a multi-disciplinary team working to identify novel therapeutic strategies and diagnostic indicators for pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer. The successful candidate will perform tasks and experiments to support the research priorities of the lab. Primary responsibilities include mouse colony maintenance, laboratory inventory and organization, record keeping.
(50%) Animal and Molecular Biology Support
  • Execution of molecular biology techniques such as cloning, ELISA, DNA isolation, and PCR
  • Maintenance, expansion, and cryopreservation of mouse and human organoid and monolayer cultures
  • Tissue processing for flow cytometry, histology, immunohistochemistry and other types of staining
  • Maintenance of mouse colonies, including mouse handling, setting up breeders, weaning, tagging, tailing, genotyping, and keeping meticulous records
  • Participation in therapeutic intervention studies, includes dosing, clinical observation, ultrasound imaging, and necropsy
(50%) Lab Support
  • Coordination daily tasks with Dr. Engle and Engle lab manager
  • Upkeep, supply, inventory and organization of the tissue culture facilities
  • Making general tissue culture and organoid culture medium, including the production and quality control of conditioned media
  • General lab upkeep: supply, inventory, organization, cleaning
  • Providing support for ordering, recordkeeping, maintaining backups and stock
  • Participating in regular laboratory meetings
  • Experience in a laboratory setting
  • Undergraduate coursework in biological sciences or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Theoretical knowledge of biological sciences
  • Strong organization and time management skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience of PC and MAC operating systems.
  • Understands operation of basic lab equipment.
  • After initial instruction, ability to follow directions and perform repetitive tasks.
  • Ability to communicate required information and keep accurate records of work performed.
  • Proven ability to work both independently and also as part of a collaborative team.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including tact, diplomacy, and flexibility.
  • Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with diverse groups. Demonstrated skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with personnel at all levels.
  • Must be willing to work in an animal-related research environment.
  • Must be willing to work an adjusted schedule to support research needs.
  • Successful completion of the Institute’s background investigation.
  • Must be willing to sign a confidentiality agreement
This position requires the incumbent to be constantly handling, seeing, sitting, communicating, reasoning, exposed to animals, and working indoors.

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