This position is responsible for maintaining a mouse colony of 300-500 cages. The position processes liver/thymus tissues and to purify human blood and liver progenitor cells and injects the progenitor cells to construct humanized mice. Human reconstitution in the blood and other tissues will be monitored by bleeding and by harvesting mouse tissues. In addition, the position coordinates with other postdoc fellows and students to perform HIV / HCV / HBV -related research in those humanized mice. Furthermore, the person in this position will train and supervise other lab techs in the management of the mouse colonies.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Demonstrated possession of the competencies necessary to perform the work.
Essential Skills, Knowledge and Abilities
Basic training in mouse colony management, molecular biology or cell biology techniques; knowledge in cell biology, biochemistry or developmental biology; ability to learn basic experimental procedures and to organize/analyze experimental results.
BS or MS with lab experience and/or mouse work experience
Special Physical and Mental Requirements
Animal Handler (non-DLAM), Carcinogen handlers (Labworkers), Evening work occasionally, Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens, Exposure to Hazardous Materials, Weekend work occasionally
University of North Carolina - 14 months ago