Research Technologist

Job description

Hyde Park Campus

2012217 Medicine-Hem/Onc

About the Unit
The Section of Hematology/Oncology has a proud and long tradition of excellence in research-based patient care and clinical discovery. Ranked among the finest cancer programs in the country, the Section is comprised of nationally and internationally known faculty with expertise in all major types of malignancies, blood disorders, and experimental therapies.

Job Information

Job Summary:

Under direction of the Principle Investigator, the Research Technologist will provide technical and administrative support in an exciting research program investigating the role of innate immunity in acute leukemia and therapeutic strategies to reverse immune tolerance.


  • Perform moderately complex experiments using in vivo and in vitro models of tumor immunity and the associated immunological assays.
  • Perform basic molecular and biochemical techniques, including RNA isolation, gel electrophoresis, RT-PCR, and quantitative PCR, associated with immunological experiments.
  • Perform small animal procedures including subcutaneous, intravenous, and intraperitoneal injections.
  • Manage mouse colony, including record keeping.
  • Order commercially available mice and supervise mouse transfers between investigators.
  • Assist PI in coordinating and organizing the smooth and efficient operation of the lab including ordering of supplies, instrument repair, equipment maintenance agreements, preparation of stock reagents and other items, radiation safety and lab safety, and waste management.
  • Analyze data, conduct literature reviews, and assist with preparation of manuscripts and other documents.
  • May work with, orient, or coordinate with other research support staff and students.
  • Assist the PI with administrative duties.
  • Time actively spent coordinating the lab functions and maintenance will average about 10% of time, but could increase during periods when other support staff is in transition, on vacation, etc.

  • Ability to follow and interpret protocols required.
  • Good reasoning and problem solving skills required.
  • Ability to take initiative to solve problems or lab situations required.
  • Ability to concentrate for extended periods required.

Additional Requirements

Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor's degree in Biological sciences, or related discipline required.
  • Strong organizational and communication skills required.
  • Knowledge of immunology assays, animal work, tissue culture, and molecular training is strongly preferred.
  • Knowledge of standard computer software and data analysis techniques is also preferred.

Benefit Eligibility

Pay Frequency

Pay Range
Depends on Qualification

Scheduled Weekly Hours


Job is Exempt?

Drug Test Required?

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Health Screen Required?

Background Check Required?


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Full time

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Job No:
Posted: 2/21/2018
Application Due: 4/22/2018
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