Part-time Research Technician needed in the Department of Medical and Molecular Genetics, Division of Molecular Genetics and Gene Therapy in a lab with focus on bone disease. The primary purpose of this position is to study the genetics and function of a hormone that regulates bone mineralization.
The responsibilities include molecular/cell biology experiments on cells and on tissue samples from animal models; performing DNA/RNA extractions from tissue/cells to perform various techniques; perform routine lab procedures; lab maintenance; data management; reports/presentations and monitoring/genotyping portions of a mouse colony.
Required: Bachelor's degree in science from an accredited institution. The candidate should possess general laboratory skills, basic knowledge in chemistry, basic computer/data input skills. Proficient reading skills read and implement laboratory protocols, proficient math skills, keep organized records and prepare reports as needed, communicate effectively verbally and in writing, interact effectively with researchers providing and requesting samples, work on multiple tasks concurrently when needed, be flexible and prepared to respond to prioritize changing laboratory demands/tasks. Preference will be given to applicant with prior experience with molecular biology and animal handling experience.