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Under the direction of the Principal Investigator (PI) and Lab Manager of the Politi Lab in the Yale Cancer Center, the candidate would provide technical support within a general basic research laboratory studying lung cancer biology and resistance to targeted and immune therapies. Position will work with all members of a cancer biology research laboratory, its collaborators, and internal departments and offices including, but not limited to, Environmental Health and Safety and the IACUC. Provide training to new trainees in the lab.
Position provides research assistance combined with lab oversight with the animal colony. Responsible for carrying out the day-to-day operations of the laboratory. Duties will include, but are not limited to, overseeing the smooth operation of the research laboratory. Recommends the design and implementation of procedures and protocols under the direction of a higher-level authority. The individual will work on and develop independent basic and translational lung cancer studies. Performs independent research and laboratory techniques and participates in experimental research planning. Investigates, analyzes, and reaches preliminary scientific conclusions related to research planning. Ensures data results are compiled, analyzed, and presented properly. Analyzes, develops, and interprets scientific results. Maintains clear documentation of results. Prepares scientific reports and papers for research proposals and published reports. Interacts with internal contacts including the PI, research assistants, graduate students, Radiation Safety and Biological Safety officers, and Animal Care personnel to discuss and evaluate research results and to ensure the smooth and safe operation of the laboratory. Interacts with external contacts such as researchers at other institutions, staff at biotechnology and reagents companies to consult on research methods and to keep abreast of product information and developments. Trains and supervises other members of the lab who may include postgraduate associates, clinical trainees, and students, as well as provide assistance where needed. Supports the lab’s research activities by supervising others and participating in performing a variety of procedures, including, but not limited to: specialized cell and tissue cultures, protein/RNA extraction from cells and tissues, western blot analysis, qRT-PCR, animal experiments and imaging, mouse colony maintenance and genotyping, patient sample analysis, and maintenance of patient-derived models. May perform other duties as assigned.
Required Education and Experience:
Master’s Degree in a scientific discipline and one year experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Previous experience in mouse colony management including animal handling, husbandry, and minor invasive procedures. Experience with PCR, basic mouse genotyping protocols and cell culture. Educational understanding of molecular biology and immunology.
Ability to interact with internal contacts including the PI, research associate and Post-Docs. Ability to contribute to the planning and execution of basic research studies.
Ability to follow complex, multi-step protocols precisely and understand the scientific basis of the protocol and trouble shoot complex, multi-step protocols with limited supervision.
Positive attitude, strong work ethic and the ability to work directly with others or to work independently (depending on the given task). Ability to be trained on new techniques and experimental protocols. Excellent time management skills to manage multiple ongoing projects. Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Proven ability to follow directions and work with minimal supervision. Strong technical and scientific abilities to perform complex laboratory experiments and procedures. Detail-oriented in experimental work and record keeping. Ability to maintain clear documentation of results.
Application: For more information and immediate consideration, please apply online at http://bit.ly/63856BR. Please be sure to reference this website when applying for this position.
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