Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
The lab studies the molecular and genetic basis of behavior in fruit flies and mice, with a particular focus on sleep. The duties of the research technologist include ordering all lab supplies, maintaining equipment, maintaining our Drosophila stocks. The technologist would also perform experiments to support ongoing projects. This position is funded by an NIH R01, and is expressly listed in the budget of that grant.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
Under the general supervision of a faculty investigator or postdoctoral fellow, the research technologist is responsible for performing routine analyses and tests on mice and fruit flies, as well as general lab maintenance.
Follows established procedures or protocols to conduct genetic analyses, molecular biology techniques, immunostaining experiments, and behavioral tests.
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.
Maintains accurate data records.
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.
Minimum Qualifications (mandatory):
Bachelor’s degree in biology, chemistry, or related field required.
Prior experience in biological research preferred.
Classified Title: Research Technologist Working Title: Research Technologist Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CC Starting Salary Range: $14.14-$19.44 per hour (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: 10003524-SOM Neuro Neuromuscular Personnel area: School of Medicine
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