At the Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM) Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, our research faculty members exercise dynamic leadership in their supervisory roles of mentoring, collaborating with, or directing junior colleagues, staff, residents, and students at all levels.
The Research Technician I position offers an exciting opportunity to learn and assist with research in hematopoietic-bone cell interactions and bone healing utilizing various research techniques and procedures. Ongoing experiments include NIH and VA funded research in type 2 diabetes, as well as bone healing in aging, with a possibility of assisting with a NASA funded project in late 2019/early 2020.
Duties and Responsibilities Include:
Standard molecular and cell biology techniques such as cell culture, sterile technique, PCR, gel electrophoresis, light and fluorescent microscopy, FACS (staining and analysis), and reagent preparation.
Animal handling (breeding, genotyping, dissections, injections, and surgery).
Bone histomorphometry software, bone histomorphometry, bone biomechanics, x-ray, and dexa imaging.
REQUIRED: Bachelor's Degree in biology, biochemistry or related field.
Knowledge, skills, and abilities: Knowledge in the application and adaptation of numerous research techniques and procedures. Must be able to work independently and communicate effectively with other lab staff and the investigator and have a willingness and ability to learn new techniques. Must maintain, complete and organized reports/records. Onboarding will be conducted through department.
Prior related experience.
Working Conditions/Physical Demands:
Research laboratory setting. Must be able to work in a laboratory which conducts animal research. Using standard and/or specialized apparatus or laboratory equipment and computers. Remaining in a stationary position for long periods of time depending on assigned tasks.
Hours could vary.
Salary Plan: RS
Salary Grade: 07
Campus: IUPUI - Indianapolis
Department: ORTHOPAEDIC SURGERY (IN-ORTS-IUINA)
Internal Number: 69824
About Indiana University
Founded in 1820, Indiana University is the state’s public university system, comprised of two core campuses—IU-Bloomington and IUPUI—and six regional campuses located throughout the state. Combined, the total student population is more than 114,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional school students. IU is one of the largest employers in the state, with over 20,000 faculty and staff. Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. Diversity and inclusion remains a core commitment to IU’s mission to cultivate an educational environment that supports equal access, participation and representation on all of its campuses and that provides educational and career opportunities for all.