Animal Lab Technician

Grand Forks, North Dakota (US)
$30,000 plus/year
Aug 09, 2017
Job Type
Full Time

Hiring DepartmentBiomedical Sciences, School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Minimum Hiring Salary/Position Classification:  $30,000 +/year, Full-Time, Benefitted, Non-Exempt
Benefits: Includes single or family health care coverage, dental, vision, life insurance, retirement plans, tuition waiver, annual and sick leave, EAP and more. 
Work Schedule:   Monday-Friday, 8 am - 4:30 pm

Position Details:   A Complete Position Description is available as an attachment in the bottom right corner of this position announcement.

The Research Technician will be tasked with assisting in routine laboratory experiments as part of the new research group in COBRE Host-Microbe interaction program in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences. The Research Technician will work under the supervision of Principal Investigator.

Assist in routine laboratory experiments in infectious diseases immunology.

1. Performs evaluations for vaccines in mouse infection models, analyzes antibody and T cell immunity.
2. Performs mouse experiments: infections, organs/tissues extraction.
3. Flow cytometry, molecular biology.
4. Functions with direction from senior team members.
5. Breeding and maintenance of mouse colonies for routine lab experiments.
6. Ability to follow training and testing protocols as established within laboratory

Willingness to work with laboratory mice.
Willingness to be trained in mouse experimentation.
Problem Solving
Ability to communicate effectively.
Technical Expertise
Adhere to lab safety procedures and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for the lab.

Minimum Requirements:
Associates Degree in Biology.
Lab experience in molecular biology, immunology, or microbiology.
Successful Criminal History Background Check.

Preferred Qualifications:
B.S. degree is preferred, with major field of study in Biology.
Experience working with mice.

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To be considered for this position, all application materials must be fully submitted by 5PM on the closing date.
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ND Veteran’s Preference
North Dakota Veterans claiming preference must submit all proof of eligibility by the closing date. Proof of eligibility includes a DD-214 and if claiming disabled status, a current letter of disability from the VA dated within the last 12 months.
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