Dr. Joyce Rauch is looking for a motivated person to fill the position of a full-time laboratory technician for a period of 12 months with the possibility of renewal. Under the direction of the principal investigator, the laboratory technician will participate in the execution of laboratory projects and experiments, and oversee certain administrative tasks in the laboratory.
The major research project (funded by CIHR) in Dr. Rauch’s laboratory involves the investigation of programmed cell death in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), with a focus on delineating the mechanistic pathways responsible for the development of SLE. Dr. Rauch’s laboratory has developed a murine model of SLE that enables the investigation of immune mechanisms responsible for the initiation and development of this disease. This murine model also provides an ideal means of evaluating new therapeutics targeting the B and T cell response in SLE. Dr. Rauch’s laboratory is responsible for biobanking biospecimens from SLE patients and is involved in a number of collaborative clinical research studies.
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Lead and participate in research projects
Assist members of the lab with their research projects
Provide training to new recruits
Maintain laboratory stocks, reagents, and cell lines
Prepare and biobank weekly patient blood samples
The list of duties and responsibilities above is representative and not a complete detailed list of tasks;
Knowledge of and experience with immunology, molecular biology, and biochemistry techniques, including enzyme immunoassays, flow cytometry, cellular assays, Western blot analysis, and molecular biological methods (e.g., PCR).
DEC in biological sciences (B.Sc. preferred); Experience in conducting laboratory research;
Experience in working with mice and murine tissues;
Experience in working with cell lines and tissue culture;
Knowledge of Microsoft Office, GraphPad Prism;
Excellent interpersonal and personal communication skills;
Ability to work both independently and within a team;
Excellent organizational skills;
Ability to work under minimal supervision;
Oral and written comprehension in English (mainly English-speaking work environment).
Pay Scale: from $19.67 to $23.55 per hour (35-hour workweek), according to the RI MUHC salary scale depending on qualifications and experience
Work Shift: from 8 or 9 a.m. to 4 or 5 p.m., Mondays to Fridays
Work Site: GLEN Site – Research Institute (Block E).
POSTING PERIOD: November 28th, 2019
DATE AVAILABLE: January 2020
Please submit résumé and cover letter to by applying here.