The Herman B Wells Center for Pediatric Research conducts basic science and translational research within the Department of Pediatrics at Indiana University School of Medicine. The Wells Center houses more than 200 faculty investigators, staff, and trainees seeking answers to the most pressing questions related to childhood illness.
With the collaboration between scientists and physicians, the center aims to increase knowledge of causes and mechanisms of serious pediatric diseases. Our goal is to develop innovative approaches to the diagnosis and treatment of sick children in Indiana and beyond.
This position will assist the Principal Investigator in conducting research in Pulmonary Research Group within the Wells Center for Pediatric Research. This research is focused on examining the role of immune signaling and metabolism in the regulation of T cell responses in health and disease. This research makes extensive use of molecular biology techniques and genetic models. This research includes small animal handling, molecular, cellular biology and biochemistry experiments.
Primary Responsibilities Include:
Performs a wide variety of complex experiments and reports results
Keeps organized analytical data of performed experiments
Provides support for equipment maintenance as needed
Acts as a liaison to students and laboratory personnel for training
Maintains laboratory supply requisition and management
May train junior-level staff.
May help plan experiments or short-term goals.
Maintain mouse colonies. Consists of setting up and maintaining breeder cages, maintaining non-breeding cages, animal handling, such as weaning, ear notching, tail snips, dosing, and maintaining colony records.
Perform molecular biology experiments including genotyping, western blot analysis, qRT-PCR assays, ELISAs, cell culture, RNA isolation, flow cytometry analysis.
General laboratory management duties, including order lab supplies, maintain inventory and reagents, assist with the maintenance of regulatory monitoring and paperwork (IACUC, IRB, Biosafety, Laboratory Safety, and Radiation Safety), set-up and maintenance of laboratory equipment, and schedule laboratory meetings and presentations, as needed.
Equipment utilized: Computer, light microscope, PCR machine, mechanical pipet, western blot equipment, various types of centrifuges.
Bachelor's degree in science or a related field
Proficient communication skills
Maintains a high degree of professionalism
Demonstrated time management and priority setting skills
Demonstrates a high commitment to quality
Possesses flexibility to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment
Highly thorough and dependable
Some hands on laboratory experience and the ability to learn quickly
Able to function independently and conduct experiments
Experience in mouse and small animal colony maintenance and/or small animal surgery
Ability to problem solve
Working Conditions / Demands
The role regularly requires the ability to effectively communicate. The role frequently requires the ability to move about the work environment and to position oneself to operate laboratory equipment effectively. The role requires the ability to move objects weighing up to 25 pounds and will occasionally work near moving mechanical parts. The person in this role must be able to perform the essential functions with or without an accommodation.
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