Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Under the general supervision of a faculty investigator, is responsible for performing routine animal husbandry, analyses and tests on animal tissues or cultured cell lines. Work requires basic use of scientific methods, procedures and techniques gained through previous training and/or experience. Uses basic understanding of theory behind experiments and applies basic analytical skills to implement assigned projects, and to identify and trouble-shoot situations needing special attention.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
A major responsibility will be to organize and maintain unique mouse models of common metabolic disorders.
The specific responsibilities including breeding, genotyping and phenotyping these mouse transgenic lines.
Follows established procedures or protocols and utilizes aseptic technique to perform laboratory tests and/or experiments which includes: basic tissue culture, electrophoretic separations, DNA extraction, PCR, assays, basic molecular biology, or other specialized histology and biological science techniques.
Follows experimental protocols, monitors animals and maintains health records in accordance with USDA and AALAC guidelines
Sacrifices and dissects animal remains as required
Prepares tissue for study utilizing histochemical techniques
Bleeds and injects animals according to protocols
Uses various software applications, such as spreadsheets, relational databases, electronic mail, World Wide Web, statistical packages, and graphics packages to assemble, manipulate and/or format data and/or test reports
Maintains primary cell lines through procedures which may include passaging, cryopreservation, transfection and/or cloning
Maintains and makes minor adjustments to equipment, e.g. calibrating, alignment. Complies with biohazard/radiation safety standards through proper handling of potentially hazardous chemical and biological agents and/or radiation sources in the workplace
Completes annual university biohazard/universal precaution/radiation safety training, as appropriate
Maintain lab environment to be compliant with all rules and regulations at all times; perform necessary maintenance proactively to prepare for annual lab inspections, working closely with lab manager and other lab personnel to maintain safe and compliant lab environment
Uses universal safety precautions to protect self and co-workers from biohazardous materials, including blood-borne pathogens
Bachelor’s degree in biological sciences, chemistry, or related field required.
Some post-undergraduate experience in a comparable laboratory, or a significant independent research project, not related to normal course requirements preferred.
Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Exchanges routine information in an appropriate manner requiring good oral and written communication skills. Work produced is subject to precise measures of quantity and quality. Knows the informal policies, procedures and practices necessary to conduct the normal function of a specific section, unit, or work area. Is aware of the role of the position and its potential impact on the working unit. Carries out duties and responsibilities with limited supervision and establishes work priorities on essentially procedure-oriented operations.
Ability to sit/stand for extended periods of time. Work environment may include areas of unpleasant extremes of cold or heat Biohazardous conditions such as the risk of radiation exposure, fumes or airborne particles, and/or toxic or caustic chemicals may be present in this work environment which mandate attention to safety considerations. Near vision to see objects clearly within 20 inches Sharp focus to adjust vision when doing close work that changes in distance from eyes. Full spectrum vision to identify and distinguish color. Finger dexterity required to manipulate objects with fingers rather than with whole hand(s) or arm(s), for example, using a keyboard. Handling by seizing, holding, grasping, turning or otherwise working with the hand or hands, but without finger dexterity. Sitting in a normal seated position for extended periods of time. Occasionally lifting, carrying objects weighing 10 lbs. or less. Occasionally pushing, pulling objects weighing 30 lbs. or less.
Supervisory responsibility: Minimal supervision periodically of students
Additional information: Knows the informal policies, procedures and practices necessary to conduct the normal function of a specific section, unit, or work area. Is aware of the role of the position and its potential impact on the working unit. Carries out duties and responsibilities with limited supervision. Makes decisions and establishes work priorities on essentially procedure-oriented operations.
Classified Title: Research Technologist Working Title: Research Technologist Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CC Starting Salary Range: $14.14 - $19.44, Commensurate with experience Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:30am - 5:00pm; some evenings, weekends; Up to 40 hours per week Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus Department name: 10003085-SOM Ped NICU Personnel area: School of Medicine
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