Advertised Summary Job Description: The incumbent will learn and perform blood genomic DNA isolation and its characterization by agarose gel electrophoresis. In addition, will be require to process blood for plasma/serum preparation as well as the centrifugation of cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) and their long term storage in aliquots at -80oC. The inventory of these aliquots will be needed. The candidate should be proficient in Excel which is necessary for the learning and routine use of our Lab Progeny database. In addition, the sharing of routine lab maintenance duties, with other laboratory members will be assigned.
General Minimum Qualifications: Two years of college or a completed A.A. program with an emphasis in chemistry, biology or physics or the equivalent in education, training and experience.
Additional Specific Minimum Qualifications: Candidate must be motivated to do Lab work and must be detail-oriented, have excellent organizational skills, be able to focus, prioritize and have good verbal communication skills. Must also be willing to learn and implement technologies, as needed, to maximize task performance.
Preferred Qualifications: BS preferred; laboratory experience is a plus although onsite training is planned. Experience with electronic genetic database (PROGENY) is beneficial but not required.
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