Staff Research Associate - 122074
#122074 Staff Research AssociateInitial Review Date: Tue 5/30/2023
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Under supervision assist with research on the interaction between bacteria and the gastrointestinal immune system in mouse models. This includes; assisting in in-vitro assays in the evaluation of T cell responses to gastrointestinal infections, maintenance of, and in-vitro assays using, mammalian cell lines and bacteria, infection of mice with BSL2 agents, QPCR to evaluate expression levels following exposure to infectious agents. Other duties assigned as needed.
Theoretical and practical knowledge of cell biology, biochemistry, immunology, and molecular biology.
Demonstrated ability to culture, enumerate bacteria for in-vitro assays and animal infections.
Excellent skills in record keeping.
Ability to participate in the execution of research projects through planning, organizing and performing of experiments and preparing data for review.
Demonstrated ability to perform Western blots and ELISAs.
Experience in working with small lab animals, including surgeries, infections, euthanasia, and autopsies.
Ability to order and maintain laboratory supplies and consumables.
Ability to follow written and verbal instructions and protocols.
Proven ability to extract RNA, DNA, and proteins from collected tissues and bacteria.
Knowledge of MSDS's (Material Data Safety Sheets) and the hazard communication and Injury and Illness and Prevention Program (IIPP). Knowledge of laboratory safety precautions including appropriate clothing, safe handling of chemicals, and the use of protective items, with the ability to train and oversee others.
- Knowledge with PCR and QPCR techniques.
- Experience with cell sorting techniques.
- Bachelor's degree.
- Employment is subject to a criminal background check.
- Must be willing to work with mice and comfortable with the use of mice as experimental animals.
- Must be willing and able to work safely with BL2 level bacterial preparations.
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Annual Full Pay Range: $51,949 - $61,972 (will be prorated if the appointment percentage is less than 100%)
Hourly Equivalent: $24.88 - $29.68
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Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).
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