The Department of Immunology maintains research programs that focus on translational and basic research in areas relevant to human disease. The strength of the department lies with an integrated faculty interested in understanding how immunological, physiological, and metabolic pathways interact to produce dysregulated, innate, and adaptive host responses in a wide array of chronic diseases. These include autoimmunity, cardiovascular disease, transplantation, infectious diseases, cancer, obesity, and diabetes. Our goal is to become a world-class center for the study of inflammation and the targeted development of novel therapeutics for both treatment and prevention of immune-mediated diseases.
What You'll Do
Conducts a variety of routine and specialized laboratory experiments with accuracy. Performs specialized techniques and makes decisions regarding the appropriate protocol or procedure necessary to achieve desired results, the reliability and accuracy of results, and whether modification or repetition is necessary. Records test results and analyze data derived from experiments.
- Conducts experiments following appropriate protocols and procedures to achieve results.
- Performs techniques such as tissue culture, PCR, immunohistochemistry, electrophoresis, protein purification and others.
- Records results and maintains accurate records of experiments.
- Examines reliability of results and determines whether modification or repeat of procedures is necessary.
- Performs limited data interpretation and assists with statistical analysis and summaries.
- Maintains laboratory equipment and orders/keeps inventory of supplies.
- Monitors animal colonies and performs husbandry, collects samples and maintains census records.
What We're Looking For
- Bachelor’s degree in science and at least one year of related laboratory experience.
- Advanced knowledge and experience with laboratory techniques and procedures
- Knowledge of basic statistics.