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Research Specialist A
July 28, 2017 - August 28, 2017
Research Specialist position to aid an Instructor in the Division of Gastroenterology in the performance of experiments in a Cancer Biology laboratory aimed at studying the novel functions of epigenetic regulators in colon cancer and neuroendocrine tumors. The position will involve work with both cell culture experiments as well as some work with mouse models. Cell culture based responsibilities will include maintaining and passaging cell lines, treating cells with drugs, transfections, plasmid preparation, and analysis of cell-based experiments with RT-PCR and western blotting. Mouse responsibilities may include animal husbandry, genotyping, oral gavage, xenograft monitoring, as well as tissue processing including isolation and embedding of mouse organs/tumors for sectioning and staining.
A Bachelor’s Degree and 0 to 1 year of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Experience in some laboratory based procedures including work with cell culture and/or mouse models is preferred. The candidate must also possess strong communication and organizational skills as well as basic computer skills.