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Research Technician/ Sr. Research Technician/ Research Assistant - Aging & Metabolism

Department: Aging & Metabolism - M. Kinter

We are looking for a Research Technician to carry out basic research in heart metabolism and mitochondrial function. All levels will be considered, from starting to more experienced. You will be expected to perform the following duties after appropriate training and time in the position – pipetting, protein assays, gel electrophoresis, enzyme assays, and HPLC. Additional duties may include mouse handling, euthanasia and dissection to harvest tissues. Again, training will be provided. Must be detail oriented, able to follow established protocols, and work independently.

Minimum Qualifications
BA/BS degree typically in one of the biological sciences, physics, or chemistry or equivalent years of professional, paid, relevant laboratory experience.
Basic knowledge of routine laboratory procedures. Basic computer skills to include knowledge of Internet and Microsoft Office software.

Preferred Qualifications
1 to 4 years of professional laboratory experience. Advanced computer skills are preferred. Basic understanding of HPLC or mass spectrometry is also preferred.

Work Hours
Typically Monday through Friday, between 8:30 am to 5pm.

Physical Demands
Regularly required to stand, use manual dexterity, talk or hear; Frequently required to walk and reach with hands and arms; occasionally sit; frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds; vision abilities include close vision, color vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. Potential exposure to fumes, airborne particles, or rodent dander. May work with toxic, caustic chemicals, radioactive materials, liquid nitrogen, human tissue or blood. Potential risk of electrical shock. Occasional exposure to cold 4C, and/or extreme cold -80C from freezers. Noise level is usually moderate.