Technical Assistant-Animal Research/Cell Culture
Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research
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TECHNICAL ASSISTANT-ANIMAL RESEARCH/CELL CULTURE, Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, to support HIV vaccination and eradication studies in the laboratory of Professor Darrell Irvine. Responsibilities will include performing manipulations of BLT humanized mice, including vaccinations, infection of animals with HIV, blood draws, necropsies, and in vivo imaging; and ex vivo characterization of T-cell responses (ELISPOT) and the generation, expansion, and maintenance of T- cell lines.
REQUIREMENTS: a B.S./M.S. in immunology, biological sciences, biochemistry, bioengineering, or related area; experience with murine animal models; a strong background in animal research; attention to detail and careful maintenance of records; willingness to work as part of a team and strong communication and interpersonal skills; comfort summarizing and reporting results to researchers; a demonstrated commitment to exceeding quality standards, providing exceptional services, and producing accurate and high-quality work; and an awareness of basic safety issues and the ability to follow safety procedures and maintain a safe work environment. At least one year of experience in cell culture and/or with the basic techniques of molecular biology or fields related to immunology preferred (training is also available). Familiarity with basic molecular biology techniques such as RNA and DNA isolation, plasmid cloning, and PCR would be ideal. MIT-00009416
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MIT - 10 months ago