This position will assist the Principal Investigator in conducting research in studying fetal programming of adult diseases to understand and prevent later disease in children of diabetic mothers at Wells Center for Pediatric Research. This research technician will be involved in studying the molecular mechanisms of cell dysfunction in samples obtained from offspring of diabetic pregnancies. This research includes cellular and molecular biology and biochemistry experiments.
Primary Responsibilities include:
*Perform molecular biology experiments including, but not limited to: cell culture, DNA/RNA extraction and purification, and various cellular and biochemical assays. *General laboratory management duties, including order lab supplies, maintain inventory and reagents, assist with the maintenance of regulatory monitoring and paperwork (IACUC, IRB, Biosafety, and Laboratory Safety), set-up and maintenance of laboratory equipment, and schedule laboratory meetings and presentations, as needed.
REQUIRED: Bachelor's Degree in Science from an accredited institution, plus 1 year lab experience.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Some hands-on laboratory experience and the ability to learn quickly; able to function independently and conduct experiments. Must be able to problem solve.
Equipment utilized: Computer, light microscope, PCR machine, mechanical pipet, western blot equipment, various types of centrifuges, and flow cytometry equipment.
Working Conditions/Physical Demands:
Sitting, standing, walking, repetitive hand usage (pipetting, etc.); carrying centrifuge rotors to and from the cold room; lifting large reagent bottles, light lifting and carrying of packaged supplies.
Salary Plan: RS
Salary Grade: 07
Campus: IUPUI - Indianapolis
Department: PED-NEONATAL MEDICINE (IN-PNEO-IUINA)
Internal Number: 71221
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