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The lab within the Department of Pediatrics studies the genetic basis of pediatric diseases. Projects in the lab use animal models and cell culture to investigate fundamental mechanisms and new therapies for these diseases.
Under supervision, the Laboratory Administrator & Research Associate will assist with and organize laboratory operations for one PI and the research staff. Duties include overseeing the daily running of the lab, purchasing and organizing supplies and reagents, keeping lab internal databases, monitoring the budget, assisting in training and managing undergraduate students, shipping and receiving animals and reagents, maintaining common lab animal stocks, isolating DNA, genotyping and other miscellaneous experiments.
Theoretical and practical knowledge of life science such as biology, molecular biology, and biochemistry including relevant laboratory techniques acquired through a combination of education and experience.
Knowledge of or experience with standard molecular biological techniques (pipetting, calculating molarity, etc.).
Experience in maintaining well-organized lab and thorough records. Demonstrated reliability in auditing and clear record keeping.
Basic math skills and ability to handle accounting and billing practices.
Demonstrated superior oral and written communication skills to update various laboratory protocols for institutional approval, assistant with grant writing and progress reports.
Ability to work under supervision and independently on projects with a variety of personalities.
Good work habits, including ability to have at or near 100% attendance, reliability in research and in interactions with peers, supervisors, and subordinates.
Demonstrated ability to set priorities and to organize a varied workload to meet deadlines despite frequent interruptions.
Strong computer knowledge: Proficiency with Windows programs and knowledge of library usage with the willingness and ability to learn new hardware/software as required.
Ability to manage multiple projects, tasks and priorities to achieve desired goals.
Ability to use Windows programs as well as Microsoft office software, especially Excel to organize and analyze data. Ability to use bibliography software such as Endnote. Willingness to learn new software/hardware.
Knowledge of or experience receiving and processing new samples of different cell lineages using standard repetitive protocols.
Skill and knowledge in maintaining mouse colony.
Employment is subject to a criminal background check.
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