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The goal of the SMS core is to provide access to immunocompromised murine and xenograft technical services for preclinical studies by investigators with limited murine technical resources. The SMS core maintains production colonies of immune compromised murine, and conducts a full range of xenografting, monitoring, imaging and tissue sampling services.
Main responsibilities will include murine husbandry, colony maintenance, and transfer of murine to investigators. Training will be provided to become proficient in performing various technical services, such as blood draws, tumor monitoring, and injections. The applicant will also assist in maintaining the Core database, data entry and other administrative duties.