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The Rongvaux Lab in the Program in Immunology in the Clinical Research Division is looking for a highly motivated individual to support fundamental research on the mechanisms of immune responses to infection and cancer. The technician will be closely involved in the development of research projects using in vivo murine models. They should be capable of maintaining a large murine colony and perform diverse in vivo experimental procedures. This position requires a high level of organization, capacity to coordinate experiments with diverse researchers and collaborators, maintenance of detailed records, and excellent communication skills. Additional laboratory skills (tissue culture, molecular biology) are highly desirable.
Maintain a large murine colony
Perform specialized procedures, such as injections, blood draws and irradiation
Schedule and coordinate experiments with researchers
Purify and cryopreserve human hematopoietic cells
Perform basic flow cytometry analyses
Produce lentiviruses and transduce human primary cells
Other duties as assigned by supervisor will be performed as necessary
Research Technician II - A bachelors degree in biological science and animal research experience beyond course work are absolutely essential. The candidate should have at least two years of full-time, post-bachelor's laboratory experience.
Research Technician III - As Research Technician II but with five or more years of full-time post-bachelor's laboratory experience.
Experience working with murine models is required. Experience with mammalian cell culture and flow cytometry are preferred.
Please include a resume and a brief (1-2 paragraphs) cover letter summarizing your interests and experience.
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