Research Assistant I/II | Genetics/Kidney Disease

at The Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine, United States

Job Description

The focus of the Korstanje lab is to understand the effect of modifier genes and aging on the susceptibility of the kidney to dysfunction and disease.
With guidance and oversight as needed, the candidate will perform cell culture experiments and production of adeno-associated virus (AAV) production for testing in cell culture and mice. Additional responsibilities would include managing assigned mouse colonies making key decisions regarding breeding management, biosampling, and phenotyping (weighing mice, kidney function measurements, etc). Meticulous attention to detail and accurate record keeping are required. The candidate is required to work flexible shifts that may include weekends and/or holidays depending on the demands of the research.
Key responsibilities and Essential functions:
-Cell culture
-Production of AAVs
-Maintains colony and manages the CLIMB colony management system
-Blood and urine collection
-Perform phenotyping (weighing mice, kidney function measurements)
-Prepare tissues for downstream procedures
-Record experimental data in LabGuru
-Ability to master new experimental techniques and biomethods as needed.
Minimum qualifications:
-Experience with cell culture
-A degree in the biological sciences or 2-3 years work experience in which cell culture was a major job responsibility.
-Successful completion of the Laboratory's Genetics course or equivalent college accredited coursework
-Regular, reliable, and consistent attendance
-Demonstrated team player with professional, positive attitude and willingness to be flexible
-Detail orientated and remain focused
-Excellent organizational skills and demonstrated ability to manage details accurately.

About JAX:
The Jackson Laboratory (JAX) is an independent, nonprofit biomedical research institution with more than 2,400 employees. Headquartered in Bar Harbor, Maine, it has a National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center in Augusta, Maine, a genomic medicine institute in Farmington, Connecticut, and facilities in Ellsworth, Maine, Sacramento, California, and Shanghai, China. Its mission is to discover precise genomic solutions for disease and empower the global biomedical community in the shared quest to improve human health.
JAX employees work in a collaborative, value-driven, and team-based environment where the focus is on advancing science and improving patients' lives. Researchers apply genetics to increase the understanding of human disease and advance treatments and cures for cancer, neurological and immune disorders, diabetes, aging, and heart disease. JAX was voted among the top 15 "Best Places to Work in Academia" in the United States in a poll conducted by The Scientist magazine!

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Job Posting: 769664

Posted On: Jun 17, 2022

Updated On: Jul 23, 2022