Oversee the activities and staff of the laboratory, provide training to laboratory staff and ensure observation of safety policies. Coordinate laboratory activities and monitor the progression of research projects. Assist the Principle Investigator in conducting research in molecular genetics focused on understanding neurodegenerative disorders, such as Alzheimer's disease using mice and cell culture. Requiring expertise in the application and adaptation of various in vivo, molecular and cellular biology research techniques and procedures. Supervise research technicians and student employees. Participate in protocol development, data analysis and report preparation.
REQUIRED: Bachelor's Degree in biological science, plus prior lab experience with 3 years in molecular biology or in vivo modeling lab.
Knowledge, skills, and abilities: General molecular biology techniques such as nucleic acid isolation, PCR, gel electrophoresis, quantitative PCR/RT-PCR, western blot. Experience with mouse husbandry and experimentation.
Equipment utilized: PET and MRI brain imaging, PCR cyclers, agarose gel electrophoretic apparatus, western blot apparatus, Brightfield and fluorescence microscopes, digital imaging software; other computer software to assist in quality control, data analysis and presentation; general laboratory equipment including balances, pipettors, cell culture media and disposables, incubators, laminar flow hoods; qPCR machine; spectrophotometer/plate reader; nanodrop.
Experience with biochemical techniques such as performing spectrophotometric enzyme assays.
Working Conditions/Physical Demands:
Remaining in a stationary position for long periods of time at a lab bench and computer. Standard laboratory environment.
Salary Plan: PAE
Salary Grade: 3RS
Campus: IUPUI - Indianapolis
Department: MEDICAL & MOLECULAR GENETICS (IN-MMGE-IUINA)
Internal Number: 71456
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