The Indiana Center for Regenerative Medicine and Engineering, within the Plastic Surgery Division of the Department of Surgery with IU School of Medicine, has 2 Research Technician Trainee II positions to fill currently. The Research Technician Trainee II will perform the technical work of set-up and execution of laboratory experiments in support of research projects.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
* Prepares laboratory strains, reagents, cultures, and solutions according to standard laboratory practices and procedures. Calculates and measures proper units and ratio mixtures of various chemicals, solutions, and research materials; prepares supplies for appropriate use in laboratory experiments. Sets up experiment apparatus according to instructions provided by senior researcher or technician. Performs procedures established by researchers and records results.
* Monitors inventory levels of needed materials, supplies, and equipment in support of research projects and requisitions logistical needs in a timely manner. Sets up, operates, and maintains laboratory equipment and supplies in a safe and appropriate manner to avoid injury or contamination to research personnel or experiments.
* Ensures proper washing and sterilization of media, glassware, and laboratory equipment; maintains laboratory and equipment in a clean and orderly manner.
* Other duties as assigned.
Advanced college level science; OR high school diploma and three years of lab experience.
Knowledge of principles, practices, and procedures of laboratory testing. Knowledge of safe laboratory practices. Knowledge of laboratory equipment, procedures, operation and terminology. Ability to interpret written instructions related to laboratory procedures and experiments. Ability to operate standard laboratory equipment. Ability to perform basic mathematical computations. Ability to follow instructions. Ability to maintain accurate records regarding events and outcomes.
Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry, biology, or a related discipline.
Working Conditions / Demands
Must be able to perform the essential functions of the job with or without accomodation. Physical requirements includes pushing, repetitive motions, moving lab equipment and instruments, bending, lifting up to 40 pounds, and some delicate operations (i.e., drawing blood, giving injections, surgical cutting, tissue harvesting).
Equipment utilized: Standard laboratory equipment.
Salary Plan: RS
Salary Grade: 06
Job Function: Research
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