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Under supervision of the PI, incumbent will conduct studies with molecular and cellular methods while performs a wide variety of molecular biology, biochemical, and tissue culture techniques using In Vivo and In Vitro model systems. Incumbent will be responsible for performing techniques, including cell culture, flow cytometry, and animal (mouse) work. Participates in animal studies. Performs other related functions as required.
Theoretical and practical knowledge of life science such as biology, molecular biology, and biochemistry including relevant laboratory techniques as typically acquired by a Bachelor's degree, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Experience with human ESC and iPSC culture and differentiation into blood and lymphocyte populations.
Experience with cell culture, flow cytometry, cell characterization assays, and molecular biology methods.
Research laboratory experience with common techniques including cell culture and molecular biology methods.
Demonstrated ability to set priorities and to organize a varied workload to meet deadlines despite frequent interruptions.
Demonstrated ability with animal (mouse) techniques, specifically ultrasound, bioluminescent imaging and injections.
Familiarity with Cal-OSHA and EH&S safety requirements including MSDS's, hazard communication & Injury and Illness Prevention Program; laboratory safety precautions including appropriate clothing and shoes, use of protective items such as gloves and goggles as well as basic first aid procedures.
Excellent communication and record keeping skills.
Bachelor's degree or higher is Biological sciences, Immunology, Genetics, or related field.
Employment is subject to a criminal background check.
Willing to work with hazardous materials (biological, chemical, and radioactive) and animals.
Willing to work overtime and weekends as experimental protocols demand.
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