This position is intended to support the operation and advancement of the department's existing equine IVF laboratory. The position requires direct exposure to the collection of research specimens (may include blood, urine, human tissue samples) and their subsequent processing. The typical schedule is Monday through Friday or Tuesday through Saturday. This position works in a busy environment with frequent interruptions, multiple demands and continual interactions with people. The position requires a high degree of autonomy and the ability to perform with noise and frequent interruptions within the work environment.
Key duties and responsibilities:
Develop or improve protocols for veterinary lab practice for culture and maintenance of equine embryos, in vitro maturation of equine oocytes obtained from ovaries, intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), and embryo biopsy for preimplantation genetic diagnosis.
Follow and develop protocols for embryo vitrification for later embryo transfer to recipient mares or shipment to other veterinary facilities.
Develop research protocols for production of embryonic stem cells from in vivo and in vitro derived equine blastocysts.
Supervise all lab activities and personnel (lab assistants, veterinarians, veterinary students)
Manage lab maintenance, inventory, and cryo storage.
Manage USDA inspections
Analyze data and prepare publications
Perform activities within the Equine lab consistent with routine embryologist work.
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