Research Assistant - Cancer Research Center (P12-29277)

Job Description:

All professional and faculty positions at the University require a degree from a college or university accredited by a U.S. Department of Education or internationally recognized accrediting organization; additionally applicants must address in their applications their ability to work with a culturally diverse population.

  • Assume responsibility for the coordination and logistics of large scale animal studies for cancer research
  • Assist in design of protocols in conjunction with professors, post-doctoral fellows, graduate students, animal care technicians
  • Establish schedules for animal monitoring and data collection for xenografts and transgenic models of prostate and breast cancer
  • Ensure adequate coverage of animals on protocols during vacations and weekends
  • Order animals, diets, and other essential supplies for these studies
  • Maintain records for syringe/needle usage and restricted drug usage
  • Monitor animals daily, maintain appropriate records related to animal husbandry and treatment
  • Assist in surgery and necropsy and coordinate tissue procurement and triage of animals on protocol
  • Must be CITI certified for working with animals
  • Manage the accounts and procurement for two active cancer research laboratories, using both Research Foundation and State procedures and procurement cards
  • Coordinate ordering of general laboratory supplies, track expenditures and maintain inventories for two cancer research laboratories
  • Maintain relevant data bases and search scientific literature as required
  • Ensure that collaborative materials and animal strains are shipped and received in a timely manner
  • Ensure that data and reports are transmitted appropriately
  • Assist with experiments in biochemistry and cell biology
  • Examples may include assessment of blood levels of calcium, vitamin D and testosterone by immunoassay; tissue sectioning and staining

Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Applicants must have BS level degree or higher
  • Applicant must be CITI certified
  • A minimum of five years experience in animal handling and surgery
  • Minimum of 3 years experience as a laboratory manager

Preferred Qualification:

  • Expertise with nude mice is preferable

Additional Information:
Professional Rank and Salary Range:  R3, competitive

Start Date:  As soon as possible

A review of applications will begin immediately and the search will remain open until the position is filled.

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Application Instructions:

Applicants MUST submit the following documents:

  • Cover letter detailing experience and interests
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Contact information for 3 references
  • Applicants must address in their applications their abilities to work with and instruct a culturally diverse population.

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