ABOUT THE POSITION
The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine has an exciting career opportunity for a Research Associate 2. The laboratory of Dr. Luisa Cimmino focuses on how epigenetic regulators, such as the Ten-ElevenTranslocation (TET) dioxygenases, modulate DNA methylation to influence cell fate. Dietary nutrients have been shown to play a profound influence on blood cell production and in the progression of leukemia. We have recently shown that vitamin C, an iron-reducing anti-oxidant, can act as a direct cofactor of TET dioxygenases to enhance and restore TET function in pre-leukemic and leukemic cells (Cimmino et al. Cell, 2017; Cimmino et al. Trends in Cell Biology, 2018). These studies highlight the importance of the micronutrient environment in maintaining the activity of critical epigenetic regulators that drive and influence disease progression and reveal potentially novel strategies to therapeutically target epigenetic dysregulation. We are looking for a lab technician experienced in managing and providing support for the day-to-day operations of a research laboratory in addition to participating in primary research studies.
This position requires a person who has knowledge of general laboratory duties and/or biological sciences. General responsibilities include ordering materials and reagents, maintenance of laboratory equipment, processing of specimens, data entry, maintenance of laboratory records including instrument logs, and inventory of reagents and supplies, sample processing, cloning, tissue culture, drug testing, mouse colony maintenance, data analysis and interpretation and assistance in publications as directed by the Laboratory Supervisor.
Bachelor's Degree in Science. At least three years laboratory experience preferably in fields of immunology, blood cancer or epigenetics. Experienced in research techniques including DNA/RNA isolation, PCR, sequencing, western blotting, mammalian tissue culture, flow cytometry, microscopy, library screening and mouse monitoring and handling. Knowledge of Microsoft Office, Adobe, Graphpad prism and flow cytometry analysis software a plus Capable of prioritizing tasks to meet goals. Willingness to collaborate and support other laboratory members. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and written.
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