A full-time lab position testing the therapeutic benefit of cannabinoid derivatives (CBD) in murine models of asthma and COPD. The technician will work with mice, common fungi, and a variety of laboratory chemicals and equipment to determine the effectiveness of new therapeutics for airway disease. The individual will keep appropriate laboratory records in a notebook, order supplies, stock and otherwise maintain laboratory supplies, perform mouse husbandry, and otherwise maintain an orderly and safe laboratory environment. The individual will communicate regularly with the laboratory director and other laboratory scientists on their progress.
Performs the routine elements of research work that requires the use of skills, technical and academic knowledge to follow established procedures and record results.
Performs mouse husbandry including breeding, weaning, euthanasia as needed to maintain multiple mouse strains.
Conducts regular PCR genotyping of offspring from the lab production colony.
Prepares and maintains lab stocks, reagents, and cultures as needed.
Manages and treats mice for designed experiments.
Harvests and processes tissue from experimental animals for histology or immunostaining.
Documents result of experiments; collects, compiles, and analyzes data.
Maintains an organized lab notebook (physical and/or electronic)
Assists with lab ordering and maintaining an up-to-date lab inventory.
Bachelor's degree in a Basic Science or related field. Four years of related experience may substitute for degree requirement.
One year of relevant experience is required.
Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.
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