Senior Research Technician

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Hyde Park Campus

2012215 Medicine-Gastro

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Job Summary:

The Section of Gastroenterology is looking for an experienced Senior Research Technician with a strong background in mammalian cell culture and microbiology to join our interdisciplinary team to design and perform research experiments. The research is focused on investigating underlying causes of inflammatory bowel disease. This involves working with human patient samples and mouse models of intestinal disease. Experiments to be conducted include handling of human and mouse specimens, human and mouse organoid cell culture, PCR-based molecular techniques, protein assays, and immunohistochemistry techniques. The candidate will also plan, help design, and interpret experimental results, in consultation with the investigator.


  • Under limited direction, the Senior Research Technician performs complex lab and/or research-related duties and tasks.
  • Helps develop, design, and conduct research projects according to plan, including planning new procedures, adapting existing procedures to the needs of the project, and making contributions to methodology.
  • Collects, records, and analyzes data.
  • Oversees the management of equipment and supplies.
  • Responsibilities may include the following non-laboratory duties: attending seminars, presenting research findings at staff meetings, organizing and maintaining intestinal organoid repository.

Additional Requirements

Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor's degree required.
  • 3 years of laboratory experience required.
  • Mammalian cell culture experience preferred.

Benefit Eligibility

Pay Frequency

Pay Range
Depends on Qualification

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Job No:
Posted: 2/21/2018
Application Due: 4/3/2018
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