Senior Technical Associate
Company: University of Rochester
Posted on: May 26, 2023
Full Time 40 hours Grade 054 Cancer Center M&D
To provide project management, oversight of laboratory, mouse colony organization, active collaborations, and research support within the laboratory of Dr. Aram Hezel in the James P. Wilmot Cancer Center in pancreatic and hepato-biliary malignancies. Dr. Hezel's lab is focused on the genetics and biology of pancreatic and biliary tract cancers for which mouse models serve a key tool for investigations. The position will require extensive experience in molecular biology, organizational independence, an ability to work collaboratively with a diverse group of students, post-docs, and other research technicians and capacity to operate comfortable using a range of experimental systems and techniques. Generally knowledge in basic techniques of molecular biology involving DNA, RNA, proteins, and the preparation and use of recombinant DNA and viral infection of cell kinesis essential. The laboratory is located within the Department of Biomedical Genetics.
The position will require oversight of multiple research projects within the scope of the lab outlined above with students and post-docs acting as the primary researchers. This position will require an ability to support all of these projects in multiple capacities. Additionally the position will require the oversight of a primary research project that will in all in all its aspects, be directly organized, controlled, and executed by the technician. As such independence, a strong work ethic and focus will be critical. For example, one focus is on the development and characterization of additional mouse model of biliary tract cancer. This requires maintaining a colony of genetically engineered mice, dissection of animals, and establishment of primary cell lines. Characterization of the model would require IHC and biochemical evaluation of tumors and derivative cell lines. These experiments would provide the opportunity to work with complex disease models systems closely related at the genetic and physiologic level to their human counterparts. This requires a capacity to design, organize, and analyze experimental data that will serve as an invaluable tool in the publication of papers in scientific journals and future funding opportunities.
In addition, this individual will act as a laboratory manager in research and purchasing of equipment and supplies. This individual is expected to participate in the supervision and training of junior technicians, other laboratory personnel, and graduate students who are learning new techniques. A high level of competence in independent decision making and interpersonal skills will be critical to success in the role.
Individual reports directly to the principal investigator, Dr. Aram Hezel. This position requires independent judgment in experimental planning and design as well as to the ability to troubleshoot and modify experimental methods accordingly. Furthermore, it will be necessary to accurately interpret results and analyze data to ensure the progression of research projects.
TYPICAL ASSIGNMENTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Master's degree with major course work in the field of assignment. With a Master's Degree, a minimum 3 years of professional experience in the field of assignment. With the equivalent of a Master's Degree in experience, training and education, 5 years in the field of assignment with some independent research experience; or an equivalent combination of experience, training and education.
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