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Dept: Tisch Cancer Center- Division of Hematology Oncology REQ # 2631952
Job Title: Associate Researcher II
Duties and responsibilities:
An Associate Researcher II position is currently available within the laboratory of Dr. Margaret Baron in the Tisch Cancer Institute, Division of Hematology/Medical Oncology. The laboratory investigates two major areas: (1) the role of the vitamin D and glucocorticoid receptor transcription factors in mammalian steady state and stress erythropoiesis (red blood cell production); and (2) WNT pathway signaling and how it regulates red blood cell progenitor growth; and. We use genetic mouse models, primary human progenitor cells, and molecular, cell biological, and biochemical analyses in our research. The successful candidate will work closely with a senior member of the lab as well as other members of the group. The successful applicant must be highly motivated, have good communication skills, and keep excellent records. It is important that he/she can work efficiently as part of a team. Within this context, the work will involve research leading to authorship on resulting publications. Possibility of independent research project for qualified individuals.
The Associate Researcher will be involved in a diverse array of activities, including tissue culture, handling of laboratory mice, genotyping and tracking of mouse colonies, labeling and analysis of samples for flow cytometry and cell sorting, tissue preparation & sectioning, and a variety of standard molecular biology and biochemical techniques such as cloning of DNA into plasmid vectors, RNA and cDNA preparation, and immunostaining. The researcher will also be expected to aid in general lab organization, including ordering equipment & supplies, re-stocking common reagents and solutions and maintaining lab databases.
1. Conducts routine and standardized experiments using advanced research techniques specific to subject matter of the research project.
2. *Analyzes and assists in interpreting moderately complex results.
3. *Performs assays to support research studies.
4. *Assists in new and unexpected research experiments and techniques.
5. *Assists in the collection, analysis and review of experimental data for publication and presentation.
6. Performs other related duties
7. May train less experienced research staff, students and postdoctoral fellows in research techniques and use of equipment.
*-indicates duty is “essential” as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
Bachelor’s Degree in Biomedical Sciences, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Biology or related field.
At least one years' experience working on an independent laboratory research project (not a lab course) required. Excellent knowledge of cell biology and molecular biology. Experience in tissue culture preferred. Experience with mice is a plus.
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