The Herman B Wells Center for Pediatric Research conducts basic science and translational research within the Department of Pediatrics at Indiana University School of Medicine. The Wells Center houses more than 200 faculty investigators, staff and trainees seeking answers to the most pressing questions related to childhood illness.
With the collaboration between scientists and physicians, the center aims to increase knowledge of causes and mechanisms of serious pediatric diseases. Our goal is to develop innovative approaches to the diagnosis and treatment of sick children in Indiana and beyond.
This position will assist the Principal Investigator in conducting research in Hematologic Malignancies and Stem Cell Biology Research Group at the Wells Center for Pediatric Research. This research technician will be involved in the study molecular mechanism(s) of adhesion/migration and growth control in normal and leukemic stem/progenitor cells, mast cells and erythroid cells. This research includes small animal handling, small animal surgery, and molecular, cellular biology and biochemistry experiments.
Perform molecular biology experiments including, but not limited to: genotyping, DNA extraction and purification from animal tissue, PCR, various assays and cell culture
Maintain mouse colonies. Consists of setting up and maintaining breeder cages, maintaining non-breeding cages, animal handling, such as weaning, ear notching, tail snips, dosing, and maintaining colony records.
General laboratory management duties, including order lab supplies, maintain inventory and reagents, assist with the maintenance of regulatory monitoring and paperwork (IACUC, IRB, Biosafety, Laboratory Safety, and Radiation Safety), set-up and maintenance of laboratory equipment, and schedule laboratory meetings and presentations, as needed
Bachelor's degree in science or a related field from an accredited institution and one year of lab experience.
Some hands on laboratory experience and the ability to learn quickly. Ability to function independently and conduct experiments. Experience in mouse and small animal colony maintenance and/or small animal surgery. Ability to problem solve. Ability to effectively communicate and exchange information.
Three years of experience.
Salary Plan: RS
Salary Grade: 07
Job Function: Research
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