Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Seeking a driven research technologist to play a role in a variety of projects ongoing in the laboratory. The successful candidate will be expected to have a basic set of research laboratory skills with the interest to develop and become proficient in a large repertoire of research techniques. The position will report to the Professor on a day to day basis.
Utilizing standard procedures and developed laboratory protocols, the position will be required to run lab tests and complete measurements as assigned.
With direction from the Professor, and assistance from other lab members as necessary, the research technologist will be expected to set-up experiments based on defined standards, the collection of project data, analyzing and interpreting results, making conclusions based on the collected data, and designing follow-up experiments.
The position will require the use of basic scientific knowledge to learn techniques/methods of the lab and/or new techniques/methods.
While many aspects of the position's duties will utilize standard laboratory tasks and/or the completion routine assays following common or established protocols and procedures, some of the ongoing projects in the lab are currently developing new techniques or ways to use current technology in our research. Additionally, they will be expected to gain problem solving skills through progressive training, understanding of the research, and experience.
The research technologist will also play a role in experiments/projects that utilize animal models. This role will include both project specific animal procedures as well as assisting with maintaining the lab's own mouse colonies. Any required training for this aspect of the job will be provided by the laboratory or through resources available at the University.
As a staff member of the research team, the position may also be asked to prepare, test, and maintain standard laboratory equipment. Perform related laboratory maintenance, monitoring inventory of supplies, cleaning equipment, and/or ordering of research/laboratory supplies.
As a member of the Pienta Laboratory, the Research Technologist will be expected to present research findings and data at regularly occurring lab meetings. They will also be asked to help write and/or compile data/figures for peer-reviewed as well as potentially present research findings and data at research conferences as directed by the laboratory investigators.
As a laboratory that is ever developing its approach
Bachelor's degree in biology, chemistry or related field.
Six months related experience.
Special knowledge, skills, and abilities:
Prior laboratory experience performing relevant techniques. Can include:
Undergraduate research work done during the applicant's undergraduate education.
Able to sit in a normal seated position for extended periods.
Able to reach by extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction.
Finger dexterity required, able to manipulate objects with fingers rather than entire hand(s) or arm(s), e.g., use of computer keyboard.
Able to communicate using the spoken and written word.
Able to see within normal parameters and to hear within normal range.
Able to move about.
Able to lift minimum weight, 10 lbs.
Classified Title: Research Technologist Working Title: Research Technologist Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CC Starting Salary Range: $14.00 - $19.25 (comensurate with experience) Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M-F 8:30-5:00 Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus Department name: 10003206-SOM Uro Urology Research Personnel area: School of Medicine
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