The Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery faculty members are advancing research regarding disorders within this complex specialty. These scientists and clinician-investigators perform a broad range of research. The current research in the Hashino Lab is focused on establishing means to generate from pluripotent stem cells sensory neurons and hair cells in the inner ear, and elucidating the epigenetic mechanisms underlying directed cellular differentiation.
The Hashino Lab established a novel 3D stem cell culture system to recapitulate embryonic inner ear development in vitro from human pluripotent stem cells. Using this human in vitro model system and genome editing technology, the team is also studying pathophysiology of various forms of congenital and progressive inner ear disorders. The ultimate goal is to identify therapeutic targets for these genetic inner ear disorders. The Hashino Lab seeks a Research Tech to join the team in support of this groundbreaking research.
Learn more about the Hashino Lab on our website: here
In the role of Research Technician I, you will have the opportunity to gain invaluable experience working under the direction of our principal investigator and senior researchers.
Independently perform experiments and assays under instructions of the principal investigator. Cell culture, immunofluorescence, tissue preparation and cryosectioning, RNA isolation, PCR, CRISPR/Cas9, molecular cloning and Western blotting. Order research supplies, maintain equipment and supervise students. Maintain laboratory organization and safety. Other duties as assigned including but not limited to performance of additional duties while working independently during occasional weekends and evenings to maintain experiments and cell cultures.
REQUIRED: Bachelor's degree in Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry or Neuroscience.
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.
One year of lab experience in stem cell culture and confocal microscopy.
Working Conditions/Physical Demands:
Must be able to put in a full work day working at the laboratory bench, going 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. Must be able to work occasional evenings and weekends to maintain experiments and cell cultures.
Salary Plan: RS
Salary Grade: 07
Campus: IUPUI - Indianapolis
Department: OTOLARYNGOLOGY & H/N SURGERY (IN-OTHN-IUINA)
Internal Number: 74208
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