Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
The laboratory of Dr. Sarah Amend is seeking a driven research technologist to play a role in a variety of on-going laboratory projects. 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.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Utilize standard procedures and developed laboratory protocols to run lab tests and complete measurements as assigned.
With direction from Dr. Amend and assistance from other lab members, 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.
Use basic scientific knowledge to learn techniques/methods of the lab and/or new techniques/methods.
Develop new techniques or ways to use current technology in our research.
Conduct experiments and projects that utilize animal models, 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.
Prepare, test, and maintain standard laboratory equipment.
Perform related laboratory maintenance, monitoring inventory of supplies, cleaning equipment, and/or ordering of research/laboratory supplies.
Present research findings and data at regularly occurring lab meetings.
Assist in writing and/or compiling data/figures for peer-review, as well as potentially present research findings and data at research conferences as directed by the laboratory investigators.
Gain problem solving skills through progressive training, understanding of the research, and experience.
Bachelor’s degree in biology, chemistry or related field.
Some related post-undergraduate work experience preferred.
Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Excellent organizational skills with attention to detail.
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of a team.
Ability to work in a dynamic fast-paced environment and respond quickly to changing priorities.
Proven ability to multi-task, prioritize projects and adhere to deadlines.
PC related software, printers, copiers and scanners.
P Physical Requirements:
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.
This description is a general statement of required major duties and responsibilities performed on a regular and consistent basis by the incumbent. It should not be held to exclude other duties not mentioned that are similar in nature and level of difficulty.
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; Up to 40 hrs/ week 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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