The Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery faculty members are advancing research regarding disorders within this complex specialty.
This role will actively participate in and support research which focuses on the application of advanced metabolic profiling technologies to understand the metabolic drivers of cancer associated cachexia and other wasting conditions.
Responsibilities will include interfacing with a wide range of collaborators, managing the sample workflow, developing and executing sample preparation methods and working with PI and collaborators on data analysis and interpretation. Studies will cover a wide range of biomedical research. Duties include, but are not limited to:
Preparation of samples for analysis on NMR, mass spectrometry or other analytical platforms. This will include the development/optimization of sample preparation protocols for novel sample matrices including bone and microbiome. Experimental methods will included cell culture, enzyme activity assays, RNA isolation, PCR and western blotting. Will maintain proper record keeping.
Assisting in the processing, analysis and presentation of data.
Maintaining laboratory organization including sample tracking, ordering supplies, etc.
Working independently on occasional weekends and evenings to maintain experiments and cell cultures.
REQUIRED: Bachelor's degree in biology, chemistry, or related field.
Ability to work independently and communicate with lab staff and investigators. Ability to maintain, complete and organize reports/records. Knowledge and familiarity with molecular/cellular biology methods. Working knowledge of computer software and general lab equipment.
Working Conditions/Physical Demands:
The physical demands are that someone be able to put in a full work day working at the laboratory bench, moving from room to room for different tasks, where equipment and supplies are housed. The ability to do light lifting and moving to stock and re-stock supplies. Will work independently on occasional nights and weekends as needed.
Salary Plan: RS
Salary Grade: 07
Campus: IUPUI - Indianapolis
Department: OTOLARYNGOLOGY & H/N SURGERY (IN-OTHN-IUINA)
Internal Number: 73592
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