Senior Research Associate - Microinjection Specialist

95035, Milpitas
Market Rate
May 14, 2019
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Our Client, a bay area leader in stem cell research and specialty genome services is looking for a motivated microinjection specialist. This position is responsible for the animal model division, conducting transgenic animal production through microinjection of DNA/RNA/protein into pronuclear stage embryos or making chimeric animals with injection of targeted ESCs into morula/blastocysts.

Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor degree in Biological Sciences or Animal Science. Master degree in the related field preferred.
  • Strong understanding of mammalian genetics.
  • Proficient in transgenic production including rodent handling, sampling, microinjection, embryo transfer, IVF, and gamete/embryo cryopreservation.
  • Minimum of one-year of microinjection experience, such as a weekly injection in an institutional transgenic core. Industry experience preferred.
  • Extensive experience with animal survival surgery.
  • Familiar with general lab operations such as pipetting, centrifuge, and biohazardous disposal etc.
  • Strong organizational and documentation skills
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Team player.
  • Proficient at MS Office.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for daily projects running with animal superovulation, embryo harvesting, microinjection, and embryo transfer to pseudo pregnant recipients.
  • Carry out IVF, cryopreservation, and associated procedures for R&D and service projects.
  • Assist with animal colony management including tracking animal pregnancy, wean, and setting up breeding.
  • Organize and maintain laboratory notebooks and records including methods, procedures, protocols, reports, samples log and storage, and data storage.
  • Work according to safety regulations and facility protocols.
  • Support other departments as needed.