About the Department
Hans Schreiber’s lab uses a mouse model to study T cell-mediated immunotherapy in progressively growing tumors. The lab focuses on the combined effects of CD4 and CD8 T cells, and has contributed to a number of important discoveries in the field of cancer immunotherapy. The lab uses a combination of in vivo and in vitro experiments, and has developed several imaging methodologies to inform findings everywhere from the molecular through tissue-level. This at-will position is wholly or partially funded by contractual grant funding which is renewed under provisions set by the grantor of the contract. Employment will be contingent upon the continued receipt of these grant funds and satisfactory job performance.
The job participates in scientific research projects. Ensures compliance of research activities with institutional, state, and federal regulatory policies, procedures, directives and mandates. Analyzes possible solutions using standard procedures. Writes articles, reports and manuscripts. Assists in drafting presentations on research findings.Responsibilities
- Under very general supervision of principal investigator, supervise and/or help with the complex technical duties in a laboratory doing non-clinical as well as clinical research.
- Work with animals (small rodents).
- Renewal and updating of existent and/or completion of new animal research, biosafety and radiation as well as clinical research protocols. Training and supervision of others to take over these tasks.
- Making of culture media and reagents. Ordering/receiving. Training and supervision of others to take over these tasks.
- Preparation of sterile supplies including glassware. Training and supervision of others to take over these tasks.
- Maintaining a liquid nitrogen cell bank. Training and supervision of others to take over these tasks.
- Maintain procedure and reagent books.
- Perform the duties of other team members in the laboratory for backup, demonstration, and training.
- Applies research principles and relevant subject matter knowledge relevant to administer a research project. With a moderate level of direction, manages lab and/or research-related duties and tasks. Helps develop, design and conduct research projects according to plan.
- Supports data collection and analytical needs of research projects. Conducts literature reviews and helps write reports and manuscripts. Ensures project compliance with different policies, procedures, directives, and mandates.
- Takes responsibility for the following non-laboratory duties: transcribing and coding data; developing data collection instruments; presenting research; and recruiting and scheduling research subjects. Acquires higher-level skills and knowledge in the process.
- Takes responsibility for the following laboratory duties: recognizing abnormal results and varying conditions or procedures to correct problems; setting up and performing experiments. Analyze the meaning, significance, causes, and effects of the subject.
- Performs other related work as needed.
Minimum requirements include a college or university degree in related field.
Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through 2-5 years of work experience in a related job discipline.
- Bachelor’s or Master’s in biochemistry or related fields , 3 to 5 years experience during college or after finishing college.
- An excellent understanding of, and experience with, cutting edge molecular biology techniques, and well as an excellent basic understanding of molecular genetics, biology, biochemistry, and immunology.
- Extensive experience with molecular biology and experiments and associated time constraints.
- An excellent knowledge of spoken and written English. Excellent quantitative skills are also needed.
- Ability to write up (detailed design) and execute experiments discussed with the principle investigator.
- Ability to understand the ongoing research projects and related literature, participation in journal clubs and research seminars and training.
- Ability to guide, motivate and encourage incoming graduate and undergraduate students, postdoctoral fellows, residents and visiting researchers, and to interact productively with other faculty inside and outside the University.
- Ability to work as a positive team member.
- Proficiency in computers, particularly data base search and data entry.
- Ability to be a proactive participant/team member dedicated to research exploring the molecular biology and immunology of cancer.
- Ability to be highly flexible with work hours, and quickly adapt to new projects.
- Resume (required)
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