Proficient research laboratory specialist with a sophisticated understanding of techniques and a solid foundation in the underlying science, gained from professional experience. Works independently and manages daily research projects.
Capable of independent judgment in the selection, development, performance and evaluation of research methods; operates appropriate equipment. Hands-on experience with animal experiments, cell cultures and DNA manipulation is required. Major research responsibilities include purification of pancreatic beta cells and functional characterization using an integrated approach of flow-cytometry, immunofluorescence imaging, proteomics and biochemistry. ,p> Follows established procedures or protocols and utilizes aseptic technique to perform laboratory tests and/or experiments. Learn and train in additional procedures in order to expand skills, foster individual growth, and directly contribute to and facilitate laboratory success. Participate in the organization and operation of the laboratory. Performs general lab maintenance duties, order and manage supplies and reagents of the lab, and maintains excellent written records and electronic databases. Prepares solutions, reagents, and stains following standard laboratory formulas and procedures.
Uses universal safety precautions to protect self and co-workers from biohazardous materials, including blood-borne pathogens. Completes annual university biohazard/universal precaution/radiation safety training, as appropriate. Monitors biohazard/radiation safety standards and proper handling of potentially hazardous chemical and biological agents and/or radiation sources in the workplace.
Monitors inventory levels and proper storage of materials and supplies in accordance with established policies and procedures. Keeps current knowledge of vendors and suppliers of materials specific to the laboratory requirements.
Bachelor degree in cell biology or related fields with one year laboratory experience.
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