Research Technologist -Pulmonary Research Limited TenureJob ID 315106 Date posted 09/19/2023
- Rochester, MN
- Full Time
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Receives direction from Principal Investigator, Supervisor, and senior lab personnel. Works cooperatively with other research staff in own and related labs. Interacts with vendors of supplies and equipment and personnel from various departments within Mayo such as Research Administrative Services, Medical Graphics, Engineering, Facilities, Accounting, etc.
Sets up and performs routine and established lab procedures in support of lab goals, grant commitments, i.e. assays, cell/tissue culture, animal studies, etc. Monitors results, reports unusual outcomes and suggests modifications. Collects, enters and summarizes data. Assists in the maintenance of lab equipment and supplies. Performs basic statistical data analysis; prepares tables/charts/graphs and assists in organizing data. Presents at research laboratory meetings and contributes to writing of manuscripts. Works under supervision and may perform some assignments independently as discussed and approved by Principal Investigator.
Requires bachelor's degree in biology, chemistry, other relevant science, or an associates degree with 6 years of relevant laboratory experience.
This position is a 1-year limited tenure position with the potential to turn into a regular position after the first year.
Preferred Qualifications: Master's degree in biology, chemistry, or other relevant science preferred.
Dr. Vassallo’s lab focuses on developing novel therapeutics approaches for pulmonary diseases like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and pulmonary fibrosis using a variety of approaches including cell culture models and animal models. The expectation is that this person will execute bench work, including cell line maintenance, western blotting and qPCR, flow cytometry, ELISA, viral packaging and transfection, extracellular vesicles preparation and purification, as well as mouse work, including mouse model development and mouse colony maintenance, genotyping, performing procedures (e.g., i.p or tail vein injections, tracheostomy, bronchial instillation, gavage, and tissue extraction and processing). While prior experience in these techniques is preferred, it is not a requirement. The other members of the lab will provide additional training. She/he will be required to work on-site and will be provided with a desk and bench space.
Education, experience and tenure may be considered along with internal equity when job offers are extended.; $26.12 - 39.18/ hour
M-F 8 hour shift between the hours of 7 am and 6 pm
Occasional weekend work if needed for animal maintenance or experimental time points
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