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The Rongvaux Lab (https://research.fhcrc.org/rongvaux/en.html) within the Program in Immunology in the Clinical Research Division is looking for a highly-motivated individual to support fundamental research on the mechanisms of immune responses to infection and cancer. The successful candidate will utilize a variety of cutting-edge cellular and molecular techniques to study murine and human immunity.
The Research Technician will work in a collaborative setting working directly under the Principle Investigator and/or other laboratory personnel to assist in a variety of lab projects using murine models and immunological techniques. The incumbent should be capable of maintaining detailed laboratory records, analyzing data, and reporting experimental results.
Additional responsibilities depend on experience of the individual candidate and may include:
Tech I level: A bachelor’s degree in biological science is required. Must have scientific knowledge of biology and basic laboratory skills. Independent research experience in addition to school lab experience is preferable, but will work with the right individual if other research experience is lacking.
Tech II level: All qualifications of Tech I level with at least two years of professional experience in a related field with relevant techniques.
Either level must have excellent communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills, and be eager to learn and to work in a collaborative environment. Strong troubleshooting skills and the ability to multi-task with precise attention to detail is especially critical.
Experience and proficiency in one or more of the following disciplines is highly desirable: animal husbandry, including pheno/genotyping, and murine models including Cre/loxP transgenics; molecular cloning and related techniques; immunological assays; tissue culture, cell purification, and flow cytometry; and lentiviral production and related skills. Bonus computer skills include Microsoft Office Suit, Prism (Graphpad), and FlowJo.