Temporary Laboratory Technician - Kalinski Lab

Ball State University

Muncie, IN

Job posting number: #7135627 (Ref:BSU36299)

Posted: March 22, 2023

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

The primary responsibility of this position is the generation and validation of 3 transgenic mouse lines. The technician will be responsible for propagation and genotyping of the mouse lines, as well as downstream molecular experiments, including western blotting, flow cytometry, and immunostaining.

The Biology Department is seeking a motivated person to work on a projected funded by Dr. Kalinski’s John’s Hopkins MERKIN PNNR research grant. The technician will work in a collaborative environment at Ball State University as well as participate in the monthly PNNR webinar series, compromised of many of the top neuroscientists in the field.

Job Function:

The primary responsibility of this position is the generation and validation of 3 transgenic mouse lines. The technician will be responsible for propagation and genotyping of the mouse lines, as well as downstream molecular experiments, including western blotting, flow cytometry, and immunostaining.

Minimum Education:

Bachelors of science (or equivalent) expected by May 2023.

Preferred Education:

Bachelors of Science (or equivalent) in molecular and cellular biology.

Minimum Experience:

One year of research experience using mice as a model organism.

Preferred Experience:

Experience propagating mouse lines; experience with advanced laboratory techniques such as western blotting, flow cytometry, and immunostaining.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Set up and propagate breeding pairs to generate transgenic mouse lines.
  • Validate mouse strains by genotyping (DNA isolation, polymerase chain reaction,
    and gel electrophoresis).
  • Perform western blotting, flow cytometry, and immunostaining experiments.
  • Preparing oral and written reports, package and distribute results for project.
  • Familiarization with the current research needs and goals in the field of
    peripheral nerve injury.
  • Participation in monthly virtual webinar series of the John’s Hopkins Merkin
    Peripheral Neuropathy and Nerve Regeneration Center.
  • Assist in the preparation of presentation and manuscripts for publications.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.
  • Maintain regular and predictable attendance.


At Ball State University, we recognize inclusive excellence as an integral endeavor to fulfill our University’s mission and our strategic plan. We recruit, support, and retain a diverse population of students, faculty, and staff. We encourage and reward diversity of thought. We promote a work environment that encourages and rewards innovation and creativity. We pledge to keep Inclusive Excellence at the highest level of institutional importance and as a foundation in all that we strive to do. Our over-arching goal for Inclusive Excellence is to adopt a university-wide Inclusive Excellence approach to academic, administrative support, and service functions of the university. We believe Inclusive Excellence must be infused in every step we take.


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