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Job #: G286
Posted Date: November 15, 2018
Closes On: Open Until Filled
Job Title: Research Assistant II - Gene Expression Laboratory, Dr. Dannielle Engle
Status: Regular Full Time
Benefits Eligible: Yes
Position Description:

The Gene Expression Laboratory of Assistant Professor Dannielle Engle, PhD is seeking an experienced and motivated senior research assistant to be a part of a multi-disciplinary team working to identify novel therapeutic strategies and diagnostic indicators for pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer. The successful candidate will use genetically engineered mouse models and xenograft models to help further our studies in these areas. In addition, the candidate will help manage our animal colony, perform animal therapeutic studies, and help with the daily operation of the lab.



  • Bachelors of Science in a related field or equivalent work experience.


  • A master’s degree in biology or related field.


  • A minimum of 2 years of experience as a lab technician or equivalent related combination of education and experience. Experience with mouse colony management and application of Mendelian genetics, general lab maintenance, including supply inventory, and maintenance of a sterile environment.


  • Experience with ultrasound imaging and tumor volume analyses, mouse dosing routes (PO, IV, SC, IP) and health monitoring, data analysis and entry using Graphpad Prism and Google Drive.
Special Requirements:
  • Must be willing to work in an animal-related research environment.
  • Must be willing to complete occasional duties on weekends and holidays, and to work an adjusted schedule to support research needs.
  • Must pass background investigation.
  • Must be willing to sign confidentiality agreement.
Physical Requirements:

This position requires constant adjusting focus, reaching, touching/feeling, reasoning, and working inside.