Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
The general nature or purpose of the job: The Research Technician will set up and perform experiments studying protein translation and folding using molecular biology and single-molecule techniques.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
The Research Technologist will manage a project to study folding of multi-domain proteins in the cell and in single-molecule assays, and characterize their interactions with molecular chaperones.
The technologist will generate data for publication and work with the PI to write a manuscript to publish the results of these studies.
Preparing stock solutions, buffers and media.
Generating recombinant DNA constructs, expressing and purifying proteins and other reagents.
Collecting data using optical tweezers.
Attending and resenting data in lab meetings.
Training new laboratory members in procedures and techniques.
Ordering consumables and maintaining records.
Upholding safety regulations.
Materials, Machines and/or Equipment used on the Job:
E. coli liquid culture, autoclaves, thermocyclers, balances, pH-meters, balances, centrifuges, ultracentrifuges, electrophoresis equipment, and laser tweezers.
Minimum Qualifications (mandatory):
Bachelor's degree in biology, biophysics, chemistry or related field is required.
Some related post-undergraduate work experience preferred.
The ideal candidate is planning to attend graduate school or medical school within 2 or 3 years.
Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Ability to exercise professional judgment and good written and oral communication skills are desired.
Experience with molecular biology techniques (recombinant DNA cloning) and biochemistry techniques is highly desired. Excellent organizational skills are required
Classified Title: Research Technologist Working Title: Research Technologist Role/Level/Range: ACRO37.5/02/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: 01-MD:Homewood Campus Department name: 10001352-Biology Personnel area: School of Arts & Sciences
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