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Perform tumor immunology studies consisting of murine models of cancer, animal breeding and genotyping, flow cytometry, single cell sequencing, immunohistochemistry, in vitro cell biology, and in vitro biochemistry. Murine tumor biology studies will include xenograft, orthotopic and spontaneous tumor growth and metastasis assays, immunological analysis, treatment of animals with experimental therapeutic agents by gavage, intravenous and intraperitoneal methods, breeding and genotyping of transgenic and mutant mice, and immune cell isolations. Perform major surgery, including small animal anesthesia. In addition, perform immunohistochemistry of frozen and fixed tissues or cells.
Conduct various in vitro cell biology techniques to include performing flow cytometry analysis of cell surface protein expression, cell adhesion and migration assays, transfecting cells with expression constructs, preparing lysates of cells in culture or tissues, quantification, ELISA assays, SDS PAGE, Western Immunoblotting and gel electrophoresis. Additionally, perform recombinant DNA techniques to include preparing plasmids and maintaining plasmid stocks, analyzing DNA and RNA purification, and conducting DNA electrophoresis, and RT-PCR.
Make innovative contributions regarding experimental design and methodology, using published scientific data in referred journals, as well as online using search engines and subject-specific websites, to make recommended changes to current protocols and practices. Troubleshoot problems for quality control on immunochemical and histochemical procedures. Maintain and prepare accurate records of all experiments. Assist in the preparation of data for publication. Assume responsibility for lab maintenance and safety training. Provide training and work direction in areas of expertise as needed. Maintain and prepare accurate records of all experiments. Assist in the preparation of data for publication. Other duties assigned as needed.
Advanced theoretical knowledge of molecular biology, biochemistry, physiology and cell biology or a Bachelor's of Science degree in an appropriate field of science or equivalent in education and experience.
Experience independently isolating bone marrow and blood cells for analysis by flow cytometry, immunoblotting, gene expression and cell adhesion assays.
Experience independently performing and directing in vivo experiments including the injection of growth factors, tumor cells and therapeutics, bleeding and tissue harvesting of mice and in performing minor surgery.
Experience independently performing and directing protein analysis techniques including protein determination, ELISA and Magpix assays and protein separation techniques.
Experience independently working with endothelial, myeloid and tumor cell culture, DNA and RNA isolation from culture cells and from tissues, immunoblotting and quantitative RT-PCR for genes and proteins that regulate myeloid cell adhesion, migration and gene and protein expression in
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