Research Assistant I - Burn Surgery

University Of Florida Gainesville , FL 32601

Posted 3 days ago

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Research Assistant I - Burn Surgery

Job Description:

This position is needed as support for the established research program of Dr. Robert Maile, PhD, Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery, College of Medicine.

In particular this position will serve as a research assistant and as such, under general supervision will perform a variety of scientific tasks and independently conduct a wide array of standard laboratory assays. Dr. Maile's research program has a focus on deciphering the immune dysfunction following burn injury and uses human samples and murine models. This position will be required to perform some if not all of the following assays as needed: processing of human samples, (peripheral blood, saliva, bronchial alveolar lavage), mouse handling, manipulation and tissue harvesting, immunological assays (e.g. Luminex), molecular biology assays (e.g. nano

String), protein assays (e.g. western blot), immunohistochemistry, and microscopy. This position will be expected to follow standard operating procedures (SOP) and associated environmental health and safety (EHS), human institutional review board (IRB) and institutional animal care use committee (IACUC) protocols and thus ensure compliance with federal regulations within the laboratory (e.g.

NIH, EHS, IACUC, IRB). In addition, this position will contribute to the maintenance of a sample repository and experimental data databases under the supervision of a Scientific Laboratory Manager and the Principal Investigator.Technical performance of assays as needed: processing of human samples, (peripheral blood, saliva, bronchial alveolar lavage), mouse handling, manipulation and tissue harvesting, immunological assays (e.g. Luminex), molecular biology assays (e.g. nano

String), protein assays (e.g. western blot), immunohistochemistry, and microscopy This also includes preventative maintenance on all equipment.

Job Duties include, but not limited to:

  • Under supervision of Scientific Laboratory Manager and/or the principal investigator, work with clinical coordinators to ensure maintenance of a sample repository and experimental data databases using laboratory data management systems (LDMS), EPIC, and RedCap.

  • Under supervision of Scientific Laboratory Manager and/or the principal investigator accurate record keeping of mouse colonies, laboratory supplies, and instrument maintenance.

  • Under supervision e of Scientific Laboratory Manager and/or the principal investigator ensure compliance with federal regulations within the laboratory (e.g.

    NIH, EHS, IACUC, IRB).

  • Other duties as assigned

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