Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
The Research Technologist will Utilizes solid foundation in basic laboratory techniques and experience with techniques associated with a specific area such as molecular biology, protein biochemistry and/or cell biology. This position requires experience in basic laboratory techniques in molecular biology and tissue culture and an ability to perform assay development independently.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
Utilizes solid foundation in basic laboratory techniques and experience with techniques associated with a specific area such as molecular biology, protein biochemistry and/or cell biology.
Capable of exercising independent judgment while participating in the planning of experiments and evaluating and interpreting results.
Will provide training to other individuals who may be assigned to the laboratory or Service Center on a regular or temporary basis.
Following 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. Maintains accurate data records. Maintains and makes minor adjustments to equipment, e.g. calibrating, alignment. participate in the creation of manuscripts.
Participates in planning experiments and evaluating/interpreting test results utilizing detailed knowledge of research laboratory procedures and practices.
Selects, develops, performs and evaluates research methods; operates appropriate equipment. Must be willing to work with mice.
Uses various software applications to assemble, manipulate and/or format data and /or test reports. Monitors inventory levels and proper storage of materials and supplies in accordance with established policies and procedures.
Other duties as assigned
Specific Duties:Assist students, postdocs and faculty with experiments as needed, involving:
Defrost and de-ice freezers as well as clean their condensers and filters, every 2 months or as needed.
Clean and sterilize cell incubators, biosafety cabinets, and water bath --biannually or as needed.
Calibrate the CO2 level in the cell incubators every 3 months.
Monitor and replenish the humidity level in the incubators.
Monitor CO2 tanks and change when empty.
Set up hypoxic incubator when needed.
Coordinate equipment repairs and maintenance:
Certification of biosafety cabinets (annually)
Certification of anesthesia vaporizers (every 3 years)
Calibration of pipettes and balances (annually)
Preventive maintenance of cryostat (new one only, not old one)
Maintain mouse colonies
Maintain the lab server
Request access for new users
Maintain inventory of chemicals, antibodies, and cells.
Update protocols and order list.
Manage users and invoices in iLab.
Ship biological samples and dangerous goods in compliance with DOT and IATA regulations.
Monitor and order lab supplies, reagents, equipment, animals, and gas tanks.
Coordinate lab safety and animal inspections by preparing paperwork, lab areas, and personnel for compliance.
Monitor the usage log, level, expiration date, and safekeeping of controlled substances. And obtain more when needed or if it has expired.
Provide training and orientation for new lab members
Minimum Qualifications (mandatory):
Bachelor’s degree in biological sciences, chemistry, or related field required.
Some related post-undergraduate work experience preferred.
Two years post-undergraduate experience in a comparable laboratory performing relevant techniques.
Master’s in sciences preferred
Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Effective interpersonal communication, team work skills, open to work on new clinical research projects is preferred.
Any Specific Physical Requirements for the Job:
Must be able to lift 25 lbs.
Must be able to sit for long period of time
Must be able to climb at least 4 flights of stairs
Classified Title: Research Technologist Working Title: Research Technologist Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CC Starting Salary Range: Commensurate with Experience Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday-Friday/8:30am-5:00pm Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus Department name: 10003174-SOM Rad MR Research Personnel area: School of Medicine
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