Research Technologist

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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:

The Research Technologist will work on research related to cancer genetics and inherited predisposition to cancer. The laboratory research focuses on understanding the role of germline genetics in individuals with a familial predisposition to hematologic malignancies and how these families can help our understanding of sporadic disease. The position requires the ability to perform tasks independently and with minimal supervision. Collaborations with other laboratories and investigators within the Section and Department are routine.


  • Perform laboratory techniques such as RNA and DNA extractions, real time PCR, genotyping, immunoblotting, siRNA, point mutation, cell culture and other in vitro cell based assays.
  • Maintenance of mouse colony including maintaining breeding pairs; timed matings; analysis of embryos.
  • Collate and analyze data.
  • Maintain accurate, up-to-date and well-documented records of procedures performed and data generated.
  • Summarize results and assist in interpreting findings including analysis of DNA sequencing.
  • Collect and process clinical samples.

  • Must have good working knowledge of basic biochemistry, molecular biology and computer skills.
  • Knowledge of genetics is a plus.
  • Attention to detail, strong oral written communication skills, and ability to perform multiple tasks.

Additional Requirements

Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor's degree in Biology, Molecular Genetics, Cell Biology, Medical Technology, Biochemistry or related discipline required.
  • 1-2 years of laboratory experience required.

Benefit Eligibility

Pay Frequency

Pay Range
Depends on Qualification

Scheduled Weekly Hours


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Drug Test Required?

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Health Screen Required?

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