Thompson Research Lab, Department of Physical Therapy, IUPUI School of Health & Human Sciences
PRIMARYROLE: The primary responsibility of this individual will be to oversee the daily operations, organization, and maintenance of the molecular biomechanics laboratory, within the Physical Therapy Department and the Indiana Center for Musculoskeletal Health. The individual will be required to perform routine and specialized laboratory procedures primarily focused on mouse colony management and genotyping, which involves DNA extraction, PCR analysis, sequencing, and quantitative PCR. Additional administrative responsibilities are also required of this position and include (i) maintaining lab records, including lab data and financial records, (ii) ordering supplies and equipment, (iii) managing and editing regulatory protocols including IACUC and IBC, (iv) performing routine maintenance of instrumentation.
Mouse colony management, including tissue procurement for genotyping, genotyping and PCR analyses, organization of mouse colonies.
Work with multiple lab personnel and study protocols to develop laboratory flow sheets to comply with protocol directives.
Maintain records according to defined laboratory SOPs and review records maintained by laboratory assistants to ensure compliance.
Provide training and guidance for less senior laboratory personnel.
Maintain financial records and order supplies/equipment as needed.
Maintain and update regulatory protocols, including IACUC and IBC. Required to familiarize and stay current with knowledge of regulatory affairs and changes in standards.
Perform other related duties as defined including, but not limited to, onboarding/training of students, maintaining equipment, inventory of supplies and reagents, organization and reporting of any of the above tasks.
REQUIRED: BS/BA in biologic or chemical science; OR advanced college level science coursework, plus 2 years of related experience.
Master's Degree. Hands-on experience with laboratory animals (mice), including tissue collection, genotyping, agarose gel electrophoresis, and PCR.
Working Conditions/Physical Demands:
Ability to effectively communicate and exchange information. Remaining in a stationary position for extended periods of time. Moderate moving. Ability to multi-task and work with multiple interruptions.
Salary Plan: RS
Salary Grade: 07
Campus: IUPUI - Indianapolis
Department: PHYSICAL THERAPY (IN-PT-IUINA)
Internal Number: 70345
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