Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
After entry-level training under the general supervision of a faculty investigator or laboratory supervisor, the Research Technologist is responsible for performing both routine assays and experimental techniques in the study of hepatitis B virus and the immune system in a research laboratory.Additional responsibilities will include contributing to general maintenance of the laboratory, equipment, and supplies.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Follows established procedures or protocols and utilizes aseptic technique to perform experiments associated with molecular biology, immunology, serology and/or virology. These may include:
Perform routine molecular biology assays to explore mechanisms influencing viral outcome and infectivity; LCM (laser capture microdissection), nucleic acid extractions and purifications, gel electrophoresis, real-time PCR, droplet digital PCR, sequencing, etc.
Rigorous documentation of experimental planning, experimental methods, and experimental results updated on a daily basis. Responsible for operation of lab computers for data entry. Maintain accurate data records and laboratory notebook.
Monitoring and maintaining a large inventory of human tissue specimens and nucleic acid samples. Requires excellent attention to detail and organizational skills. Maintains accurate data records.
Operate basic laboratory equipment such as centrifuge, pH meter, analytical balance, scintillation counter, spectrophotometer, light microscope, plate washer and/or utilize biological safety cabinet. This person may also utilize sophisticated instrumentation such as flow cytometer, spectrophotometer, luminometer, thermal cycler, light cycler, droplet generator, LCM, etc.
Maintains and makes necessary adjustments to equipment, e.g. calibrating, alignment. Prepares solutions, reagents, and stains following standard laboratory formulas and procedures.
Monitors inventory levels, orders materials and supplies in accordance with established policies and procedures, counts orders upon receipt.
Additional responsibilities related to the daily laboratory operations will be assigned as needed.
Bachelor’s degree in biology, chemistry, or related field required.
Some related undergraduate work experience preferred but not required.
Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Basic Microsoft Office experience
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, 9:30am- 6:00pm; Up to 40 hours per week Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus Department name: 60000203-SOM DOM ID Hepatitis Center Personnel area: School of Medicine
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