Research Technician - Vance Lab
| Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)|
United States, California, Berkeley
|September 22, 2022|
Primary Work Address: 2033 Valley Life Sciences Building, Berkeley, CA, 94720-3140
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We are currently looking for a proactive, detail-oriented Research Technicianto work in the lab ofDr. Russell Vance at the University of California, Berkeley in Berkeley, California. The Vance lab is interested in understanding how the immune system detects the presence of infectious microbes. They use all the tools of modern molecular biology, biochemistry, and genetics to dissect the fundamental mechanisms that provide host defense. They are also working to understand the mechanisms by which pathogens evade host immunity and cause disease. For more information about the Vance lab, please visit
The ideal candidate is a professional, collegial individual who will enjoy working with mice, can work well independently and as part of a larger team, and is looking to grow professionally while supporting multiple projects in a medium-sized collaborative academic laboratory. The chosen candidate will be responsible for the overall maintenance of a large colony of genetically unique mice and will be expected to work independently for genotyping, weaning, and managing the setup of new breeding pairs necessary to maintain the colony and provide experimental animals for various researchers in the lab with minimal supervision. This role will work closely with other lab members to help facilitate research into the immune response to infectious pathogens and will have the opportunity to contribute to research publications.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Remaining in a normal seated or standing position for extended periods of time; reaching and grasping by extending hand(s) or arm(s); dexterity to manipulate objects with fingers, for example using a keyboard; communication skills using the spoken word; ability to see and hear within normal parameters; ability to move about workspace. The position requires mobility, including the ability to move materials weighing up to several pounds (such as a laptop computer or tablet). Work may involve possible exposure to malodorous vapors, low dose radiation, contamination by toxic chemicals and acids and presence of carcinogenic substances.
Persons with disabilities may be able to perform the essential duties of this position with reasonable accommodation. Requests for reasonable accommodation will be evaluated on an individual basis.
This job description sets forth the job's principal duties, responsibilities, and requirements; it should not be construed as an exhaustive statement, however. Unless they begin with the word "may," the Essential Duties and Responsibilities described above are "essential functions" of the job, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Compensation and Benefits
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