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Some of the specific techniques used in the laboratory include th efollowing: Cell culture using ocular-derived human cells and other non- ocularcell types, immunofluorescence, immunocytochemistry, RNA purificat ion,polymerase chain reaction, agarose and SDS gel electrophoresis, West ern blot,plasmid preparation, and transfection, adenoviral-mediated gene transfer,apoptosis assays, and ELISAs. In addition, pre-clinical testin g of drugdelivery devices is performed. Specific Job Respo nsibilities - The technician will perform a variety ofcomplex technical duties to support Dr Jaffe's research program. Specifically, the techni cian will: conductexperiments, under Dr. Jaffe's guidance, using techniq ues described above;compile and analyze data from these experiments, and will documentand drawtentative conclusions from experimental results. Confer with Dr. Jaffe toreview work assignments and develop plans for re search experiments; make minormodifications to existing laboratory proce dures and techniques to meet theneeds of the particular equipment as req uired; review laboratory methods manuals,scientific journals, abstracts and other literature for information applicableto research experiments; determine and set up instruments, material andapparatus and operate labo ratory equipment required for specific tests; helporganize and orchestra te in vivostudies, including pre-operative set-up and post-operative exa minations;maintain a colony of transgenic mice; obtain, prepare, mount a ndstain tissue, blood and other substances formicroscopic examination; prepare culture media, chemicals, reagents andsolutions; sustain suffici ent inventory of material, supplies and equipment forperformance of duti es; ensure that expenditures are in-line with budget; cleanand maintain laboratory equipment. Review work of lower level laborat ory personnel within designatedareas and assist in training new personne l. Perform other related dutiesincidental to the work described above.</ p>
Work generally requires a bachelor's degree in botany, biology, zoology, psychology or other directly related scientific field.
None required above education/training requirement. OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
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