The Research Associate II will provide technical support related to the preparation and analysis of laboratory specimens and conduct laboratory research under the direction of the PI or research staff studying a "disease in a dish" model of Inflammatory Bowel Disease. The aim of this research is to use intestinal organoids to elucidate some of the mechanisms involved with intestinal fibrosis, which is a serious complication of this disease.
To achieve those goals our ongoing research projects involves induced pluripotent stem cell generation and maintenance, intestinal organoid generation and maintenance and their subsequent characterization . This position will require signifcant amounts of cell culture along with tissue sectioning, immunohistochemistry, microscopy, western blot analysis and qtPCR.
The individual will be expected to function efficiently as an individual and cooperatively with a team of faculty, research scientists and associates and graduate students. Excellent written and oral communication and coordination of experiments and preparation of data for publication will be expected.
Participation in laboratory meetings, keeping laboratory notebooks, performing calculations, tabulating data, summarizing methods and results of related experiments will be required. In addition, the position will order supplies and maintain inventory, prepare culture media, maintain general lab cleanliness and perform other work-related duties as assigned.
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