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In collaboration with senior scientists, under close supervision, the incumbent will be responsible of the evaluation of innate inflammatory response in acute respiratory syndrome mouse models in the context of obesity. Will be responsible for monitoring mouse body weight during the course of the experiments, perform treatment (intraperitoneal and intratracheal administration), and providing special diets weekly. Perform primary mouse macrophage culture and mouse cell line culture and maintenance. Execute histological analysis of the samples by immunohistochemistry. Will assist with In vitro studies that will include several biochemistry and molecular and cellular biology techniques, including ELISA, DNA and mRNA isolation, QPCR, protein isolation and WB, Immunofluorescence. Interact with faculty, postdoctoral scholars, students and research technician in a large laboratory.
Theoretical knowledge of chemistry, biochemistry or biology and laboratory experience.
Experience working with mice, preferred knowledge of lung pathology or expertise with obesity-related mouse models.
Demonstrated experience with basic laboratory procedures and equipment, including sterile techniques, preparation of buffers and media, cell culture, PCR, protein analysis and purification.
Knowledge of/or experience maintaining and working with primary cells or cell lines on culture.
Knowledge and understanding of laboratory safety and ability to work carefully with potentially harmful agents.
Employment is subject to a criminal background check.
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