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The Hill Lab within the Transplantation Program of the Clinical Research Division is looking for a highly motivated individual to support preclinical and translational research on the use of stem cell transplantation for the treatment of serious blood diseases. The successful candidate will be involved in a variety of cutting edge cellular and molecular techniques to study murine and human immune responses.
The successful applicant will assist in the day to day running of the laboratory in liaison with senior laboratory members. The candidate will also contribute to multiple projects studying stem cell transplantation, with the ultimate aim to generate testable therapeutic interventions that attenuate graft-versus-host disease and improve graft versus leukemia effects after transplantation. The technician will be closely involved in research projects using both in vivo murine models of transplantation and handling/preparation of clinical samples for analysis.
Key duties include:
Oversight of flow cytometry sorting, once set up by flow core and laboratory staff.
Helping in the maintenance of a large murine colony; schedule and coordinate experiments with other lab members and with collaborators.
Prepare and maintain laboratory reagents, stocks, media and maintenance of appropriate levels of laboratory supplies.
Preparation and administration of stem cell transplants and therapeutics in mice, close monitoring of animal well-being.
A Bachelor's degree in a scientific discipline with at least two years of professional lab experience in a related field with relevant techniques is required. A Masters degree in a related field can substitute for two years of professional lab experience. Experience with murine models is also required and flow cytometry experience is preferred.
The successful applicant should have an excellent knowledge of immunology, previous research experience including murine handling, genotyping, cell culture, basic flow cytometry and be capable of maintaining detailed laboratory records. Ability to analyze and report primary data would be highly advantageous.
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