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   The role of the Technician will assist in the experiments and technical aspects of the laboratory research program investigating mineral and bone disorder in chronic kidney disease.
 Tasks include but are not limited to, mammalian cell culture, mouse colony maintenance as well as animal treatments, general laboratory maintenance, and data analysis for incorporation into abstracts/presentations.
These include cellular and molecular techniques (RNA/protein extractions and analysis), cellular and histological staining, and microscopy.
Tasks will also include routine lab procedures with solution preparation, equipment monitoring, ordering supplies, etc.
   Minimum Education: Bachelor degree with laboratory experience.
   Minimum Experience: 6 months-1 year.
   Required knowledge, skills, and abilities:
Must have general laboratory skills as well as basic knowledge in biology, excellent general math skills, and basic computer/data input skills (Word, Excel, Power Point).
Must possess good interpersonal and communication skills for working within a team environment.
Must have strong organization skills to maintain detailed records and complete multiple tasks within a timely manner with the ability to adapt and learn new techniques quickly.
   Experience with tissue culture techniques and animal handling preferred.