The TIME Lab (Tumor Immune Microenvironment & Mechanics Laboratory, https://timelab.nd.edu) at the University of Notre Dame is seeking a full-time Research Technologist to perform small animal procedures and surgeries. Our lab studies the brain tumor microenvironment and how it influences tumor progression and treatment response. Our investigations focus on fundamental biology, as well as on the identification and validation of new therapeutic targets. We seek candidates to contribute to a dynamic team environment, to support students and junior fellows through basic technical training, and to providing an example of best lab practices. Lab duties will be centered around surgical procedures in mouse models including but not limited to: stereotaxic brain implantations, transparent cranial window implantations for longitudinal in vivo imaging, and tissue retrieval, dissection, and preservation.
BS in laboratory animal science or a basic science field and appropriate knowledge of and experience in animal science. Hire(s) will be provided training in required surgical techniques.
A minimum of 1 year experience in small animal handling and/or surgery is required. Candidates with experience in mouse models, particularly in cranial techniques, will be prioritized.
Candidates with experience in brain cancer or neuroscience research, and/or with additional skills in molecular/cellular biology and intravital imaging will be favorably reviewed.
Experienced persons seeking senior technician and/or lab manager positions will be considered and are strongly encouraged to apply.
Applicants should send a resume and contact information for at least two references to Prof. Meenal Datta: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Tumor Immune Microenvironment & Mechanics Laboratory:
The TIME Lab at the University of Notre Dame is a new bioengineering research group studying the tumor immune microenvironment with a particular focus on difficult to treat brain tumors like glioblastoma, brain metastases, and pediatric CNS tumors. We use mechanism-based preclinical approaches to broaden our understanding of these cancers and inform new treatment strategies. State-of-the-art techniques are employed for basic and translational research including organotypic and mouse models, intravital imaging, and single-cell technologies. With the support of intramural institutes including the Harper Cancer Research Institute and the Institute for Precision Health, and external connections to the Indiana University School of Medicine and Purdue University, we provide a vibrant and collaborative laboratory experience. The TIME Lab is committed to providing a safe, supportive, and equitable space for all researchers. Women and members of other underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:
The University of Notre Dame seeks to attract, develop, and retain the highest quality faculty, staff and administration. The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace. We strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates and those candidates attracted to a university with a Catholic identity. Moreover, Notre Dame prohibits discrimination against veterans or disabled qualified individuals, and requires affirmative action by covered contractors to employ and advance veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities in compliance with 41 CFR 60-741.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a).