Duties: The Cell Morphology Core is a core facility of the Gene Therapy Program which provides GTP investigators with access to standard and advanced histology and cell morphology-related technologies (paraffin and cryo-sectioning, special stains, immunostaining, histochemistry, in situ hybridization, electron microscopy, and other morphologic techniques). This position is responsible for completing individual projects as assigned by the Core Director using either standard protocols or by developing new techniques where necessary. Additional duties include performing of and participating in animal necropsies to harvest tissues, microscopy and image analysis using morphometric software, completing service request forms (SRFs) with billing and financial information, and organizing and archiving tissue samples and reagents. The core also operates a GLP lab for toxicology studies. The candidate will support the Core Director in the day-to-day operation of the Morphology Core as needed.
Position is contingent on continued funding.
Qualifications: B.A./B.S. in Biology, Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry or in adjacent field or equivalent experience; not less than 3-5 years of post degree laboratory experience; experience in basic histologic techniques (sectioning, staining); experience in more advanced histology methods (immunostaining, special stains, in situ hybridization) preferred. Working knowledge of commonplace molecular and cell biology techniques (molecular cloning, biochemical and cell based assays); experience in rodent necropsies; ability to learn new techniques; ability to follow existing protocols; ability to develop novel protocols and methods; outstanding interpersonal interaction skills, excellent written and oral communication skills, problem recognition and solving, and organizational skills.
Reference Number: 40-21941
Salary Grade: 026
Employment Type: Exempt
Org: DM-Gene Therapy Program
Special Requirements: Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.
Job Family: I-Technical/Professional Research