The Turner lab (jrturnerlab.com) is a dynamic environment where we study diseases related to the essential tissue barriers that protect us from the world and develop therapies that regulate these barriers. This is particularly critical within the gastrointestinal tract, where the normal barrier limits interactions between the microbiome and immune system. Gut barrier defects are associated with inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis), food allergy, celiac disease, graft-versus-host disease, and a wide range of other systemic and gastrointestinal disorders. Our studies take advantage of mouse and in vitro models and a broad range of cutting-edge tools, including computerized image analysis and superresolution microscopy.
While we study biological barriers, we strive to eliminate systemic barriers and grow our culture of inclusion, innovation, continuous learning, and creativity. All who strive to improve the world through biomedical research are welcome; especially members of communities that are underrepresented in science. We are committed to the foundational values of equality, fair consideration of all viewpoints, and willingness to participate in challenging conversations.
- Working under the general supervision of the Principal Investigator, Laboratory Manager, and other investigators within the laboratory, and in accordance with established hospital policies and procedures, manage conducts a variety of routine experiments where methodologies are clearly established. Calculates, transcribes, and analyzes data using basic statistics. May perform literature searches under the direction of the supervisor.
- PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Under general supervision, maintain laboratory mouse colony and critical documentation. This includes, but is not limited to:
- Performing routine checks of mouse health
- Managing breeding
- Submitting tissue for genotyping
- Performing simple genotyping reactions
- Accurately recording all information in online mouse management database
- Assist lab members with experiments using mice, both within the animal care facility and within our research lab.
- Discuss progress of work regularly with supervisor.
- Maintain interactions with animal facilities as well as vendors related to the lab’s mouse work.
- All other duties as assigned.
- BS in biological/physical science required.
- Must have at least one year experience in a directly related research setting.
- Ability to work independently.
- Excellent interpersonal skills are required for working with the study participants.
- Good oral and written communication skills.
- Analytical skills and the ability to resolve technical or research problems and issues and to interpret the acceptability of data results.
- Knowledge of research protocols.
- High degree of computer literacy.
- Excellent organizational skills and ability to prioritize a variety of tasks.
- Careful attention to detail.
- Ability to demonstrate professionalism and respect for subjects rights and individual needs.
- Knowledge of data management programs.