JOB SUMMARY/ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: This position will work to identify the endogenous molecular factors and downstream signaling mechanisms regulating arterial lymphatic vessel formation and their role in the development of atherosclerosis. The project involves the use of multiple genetically engineered mouse models, in-vivo gene transfer, molecular biology techniques, as well as various biochemical, functional, and cell biology assays.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Performs research experiments including animal husbandry (maintaining and breeding mouse lines) and procedures, cell culture, Western Blots, PCR, and tissue sectioning.
Keeps descriptive and accurate records (both electronic and hardcopy) of all experiments performed data entry and analysis.
Place orders (obtaining quotes, fill and submit ordering forms, track order status and receive orders.
Maintain records of laboratory inventories (reagents and supplies).
Maintain records of laboratory safety procedures and policies and responding to laboratory audits.
Oversee staff compliance with the University, State and Federal guidelines for the safe operation of a laboratory.
The mission of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is to bring the benefits of the health sciences to the achievement and maintenance of human health, with a focus on the citizens of Tennessee and the region, by pursuing an integrated program of education, research, clinical care, and public service.