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Microinjection Specialist in Milpitas, CA at APEX Systems

Date Posted: 6/13/2019

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Job Description

Job #:  969109
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.

EEO Employer
Apex is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at 844-463-6178-6178.