The Department of Animal, Dairy and Veterinary Sciences at Utah State University is seeking applicants for a Research Technician. The successful candidate will assist in developing and maintaining a nationally recognized research program in nutritional genomics and growth biology of livestock species. The area of emphasis within this lab is further elucidating the molecular mechanisms responsible for growth, particularly of skeletal muscle, in industry relevant livestock species.
The successful candidate will be responsible for
An example of some of the laboratory techniques performed in this lab are; cell culture of primary cells, cell proliferation assays, protein synthesis assays, mRNA extraction and downstream expression using qRT-PCR, protein extraction and quantification utilizing western blot analyses, and enzymatic assays. Additionally, the successful candidate may also be involved in some more applied animal research trials which may involve daily care of the animals on trial and collection of samples from these animals.
Along with the online application, please attach:
1. Resume to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV”
2. Cover Letter to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Documents 1-10”
**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**
Employees work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes. The employee is regularly required to sit and often uses repetitive hand motions.
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