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We are seeking to recruit a Laboratory Coordinator in the laboratory of Dr. Kevin Gardner in the Department of Pathology and Cell Biology. The Gardner lab studies basic mechanisms of epigenetic gene regulation in breast cancer using both model systems and patient derived material (Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2009 Nov 17;106(46): 19286-91; Nat Struct Mol Biol. 2010 Dec;17(12): 1406-13; Nat Commun. 2012 Jan 17;3:633; Nat Commun. 2013;4:1449). 

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Managing the day to day operations of the laboratory
  • Maintenance of cell lines
  • Carrying out immunoprecipitation assays
  • Ordering and maintaining inventory of laboratory supplies.
  • Keeping track of orders and confirming billing
  • Setting up and performing experiments involving tissue culture, western blot, DNA, RNA, analysis
  • Maintaining records pertaining to the laboratory, including records of experimental results.
  • Operating, maintaining and troubleshooting complex equipment (e.g. ABI 7300 Real-Time PCR system)
  • Assisting in the training of new hires, Support Staff employees, Students and Fellows in laboratory procedures
  • Implementing safety regulations
  • Performing other related duties as necessary to the functioning of the laboratory.

Minimum Qualifications for Grade 
Applicant MUST meet these minimum qualifications to be considered an applicant 

Requires a bachelor’s degree plus two years of related experience or equivalent in education, training and experience. 

Additional Position-Specific Minimum Qualifications 
Applicant MUST meet these minimum qualifications to be considered an applicant 

The successful candidate must have extensive common knowledge and skill with basic molecular and cell biology, including mammalian tissue culture, RNA isolation, QPCR, PCR, recombinant DNA technology, immunoblotting, immunohistochemistry, viral and plasmid vectors construction, in situ hybridization, fluorescence microscopy, ELISA assay, conventional reporter fluorescent and bioluminescent assays, in situ hybridization and fluorescence microscopy. 

Must be computer literate (MS Access, MS Excel, Windows and/or Mac). 

Ability to work independently, under minimal supervision. 

Must demonstrate excellent interpersonal and communication skills. 

The incumbent should be able to work independently, be very well organized and reliable and enjoy working in an interdisciplinary and highly collaborative atmosphere where technical support will be provided for all projects in the lab. 

Special Instructions 

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Five years of related experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree in chemistry, biology or related science