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SUBFUNCTION DEFINITION: To conduct independent and directed scientific studies and research in support of a Principal Investigator's research
CAREER LEVEL SUMMARY: Entry-level technical position typically requiring technical education but little to no prior experience in an analytical or scientific method or operational process. Work is routine, directly follows practices, and is often performed with supervision
Lab Administration - Assist with ordering and maintaining supplies. Maintain lab supplies of autoclaved items. Assist in answering and directing incoming telephone calls; take and relay messages. Use and maintain laboratory equipment appropriately. Provide appropriate safety monitoring checks for assigned laboratory (radiation safety, biosafety, etc.) as specifically instructed. Assist in training students and new/junior laboratory personnel in laboratory techniques and equipment.
Serve as a Resource - Demonstrate competence in specific knowledge, skills and behaviors. Effectively communicate with team members and contribute to their growth by sharing knowledge, experience, and skills. Stay abreast of changes in key systems. Serve as a resource to the department in specific area(s).
Customer Service - Maintain/manage strong working relationships with clients, colleagues, and other key stakeholders. Respond to requests quickly and effectively. Identify and understand customer needs and expectations and meets them. Communicate any relevant information to clients, colleagues, and other key stakeholders.
Perform Laboratory Procedures - Prepare media, reagents, and solutions. Perform procedures and experiments as instructed by senior laboratory personnel. Maintain mouse colony (organize and breed). Take ear and tail biopsies of mice for genotype analysis. Collect samples as instructed; deliver or process samples. Perform DNA purification and PCR techniques for genotype analysis. Analyze transgenic DNA using Southern blotting. Perform computer data entry and maintain records. Maintain complete, accurate, and legible records and appropriate computer databases. Obtain accurate and reproducible results when using established techniques.
Required: **High school diploma or equivalent
No directly related experience
Preferred: *Research experience
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