At UConn Health in the Neuroscience Dept. this positionis accountable for performing the basic laboratory and/or related support tasks for assigned research projects/programs or segments of programs/projects.
Works under the close supervision of an employee of higher grade; works more independently with acquired experience
May lead paraprofessional clerical or other lower ranking employees as assigned.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY:
Basic knowledge of research protocols, principles and procedures; basic knowledge of scientific techniques such as tissue culturing, reagent/solution preparation, staining, etc.; basic knowledge of experimental design, mathematics, statistics, computer applications, laboratory equipment and procedures; basic knowledge of a science such as; chemistry, biology, microbiology, pharmacology; basic knowledge of physical and data resources in application scientific disciplines; oral and written communication skills; ability to identify, produce, organize, analyze, evaluate and interpret data.
EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:
Bachelor's degree in Science. Degrees in other areas may be substituted on a case by case basis.
Incumbents in this class may be required to undergo periodic tests or immunizations for communicable diseases.
Must have experience with knowledge of animal models of disease.
Must have experience with q-PCR and RT-PCR analyses.
Applicants must be proficient Apple Pages or Microsoft Office.
Must have excellent written and oral communication skills.
Master's degree in Science.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
Routine laboratory tests and assays, data collection and analysis on projects related to neurogenerative disease. Projects include work on induced pluripotent stem cell lines, maintenance and genetic manipulation of murine embryonic stem cell (ESC) -derived neural stem cell (NSC) lines using viral vectors, siRNA- mediated silencing, lipofectamine-mediated transfection and nucleofection, dissection and sample collection from animal models of disease including maintenance (husbandry and genotyping) of animal colonies, design and develop lentivirus vectors, fluorescence activated cell sorting (FACS) of stem cell lines, live-cell labeling, immunocytochemistry, ELISA assays, q-PCR and RT-PCR analyses, lab maintenance and performs related duties as required.
Incumbents in this class may be occasionally required to lift heavy objects such as standard laboratory equipment and/or trays/boxes or glassware; may be exposed to such hazards as broken glass, toxic vapors radioactive materials, and toxic or disease carrying substances
Schedule: 40 hrs per week, Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm with a 30 minute unpaid mealbreak
******Flexibility needed to meet the needs of the laboratory******
Full Time Equivalent Minimum Salary: $49,462.00
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