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A Clinical Research Division laboratory that studies the biology of blood and marrow stem cells and develops novel stem cell gene therapies as well as genome editing technologies is recruiting a research technician I/II with a focus on bench research. This position will support research activities that include but are not limited to:
Performing sterile tissue culture techniques for viral vector production and gene transfer experiments in primary cells such as hematopoietic stem cells and T lymphocytes
Titration of viral vectors by transducing cell lines and flow cytometry analysis
Measuring infectious titers of vectors using Q-PCR
Assisting with development of novel gene transfer vectors
Creating plasmid constructs using molecular biology techniques, including bacterial plasmid preps, PCR, and cloning
Maintaining detailed laboratory records
Performing other tasks supporting experiments guided by PI and staff scientist
This position requires a bachelors degree in a biological science and some research experience or laboratory knowledge
Research Techn I minimum qualifications- BA/BS in a scientific field required. Must have scientific knowledge in the area of study and basic laboratory skills. Independent research experience in addition to school lab experience is usually necessary.
Research Techn II minimum qualifications- Intermediate level position requiring 2 years previous experience working in a laboratory and BA/BS. Independent research experience outside of laboratory course work is usually necessary.
Laboratory experience with cell cultures and/or molecular biological techniques is required
Self-motivated candidates with excellent organizational skills, written and oral communication skills, and those who work well in a multidisciplinary team environment are encouraged to apply
To be successful in this position, the technician must be highly motivated, have a high level of initiative, work carefully, and keep detailed records. They must also be capable of working independently in a teamwork environment and have excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
At least two years of laboratory experience is preferred but candidates with less experience will be considered
Experience with cell culture techniques and viral vector production is desirable
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