The goals of the SDSU HealthLINK Center for Transdisciplinary Health Disparities Research are to enhance capacity and improve infrastructure at SDSU, and its partner organizations, to advance minority health and health disparities research among racially/ethnically diverse, sexual and gender minority, and lower-income populations using a community-engaged transdisciplinary research approach. The Center includes 23 tenured/tenure-track faculty and represents four colleges at SDSU.
PURPOSE OF THE POSITION
Under the direct supervision of the Project Leader Carrie House in the College of Sciences, the Lab Technician will carry out activities related to cancer research in a biomedical lab. The Lab Technician will supervise animal studies and assist with in vivo experiments examining how adipocytes lead to an aggressive stem-like phenotype in ovarian cancer cells including subcutaneous and intraperitoneal injections, pharmacological and antibody treatments, measuring tumor formation via Vernier caliper, ascites collection, necropsy, and tissue collection. In vitro experiments include preparation of single-cell suspensions and fixing and embedding of tumor samples for flow cytometry, western blot, and immunohistochemical analysis, respectively.
The Lab Technician is responsible for but not limited to:
Technical Laboratory Support - 65%
Under direction, the Lab Technician will perform technical support in a biomedical laboratory setting including the care and handling of research animals; Measurements, testing and analysis of animal specimens; In vitro assays including flow cytometry, western blots, qRT-PCR; and Ordering, set-up, and maintenance of laboratory equipment.
Supervision - 25%
The Lab Technician will provide lead direction to laboratory staff, interns and volunteers to include training, delegating tasks, and providing feedback on performance.
Other Duties & Responsibilities as Assigned - 10%
Attends Lab meetings and scientific presentations as needed; regularly meets with the Project Co-Leads to ensure activities are on target and within established deadlines; assists in writing protocols & scientific papers.
• Bachelor’s degree in a relevant scientific area and 2 years of progressively responsible technical research
• Master’s degree with at least 2 years of academic or industrial lab experience
• Experience in ordering, set-up, and maintenance of laboratory equipment
• Experience culturing mammalian and rodent cell lines
• Experience in the care and handling of research animals
• Experience performing laboratory tests on animal specimens and reporting findings
• Experience with immunohistochemistry and flow cytometry
• Experience with training and supervising students
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with SDSU Research Foundation
San Diego State University Research Foundation is an EEO/AA/Disability/Vets Employer