Laboratory Technician 2
Working Title: Laboratory Technician 2
Position Type: University Operational and Administrative Staff
Department: Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics
Posting Date: 07-11-2018
The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics in the School of Medicine is seeking a Laboratory and Research Technician 2 to work in a Biosafety Level 2 (BSL2) laboratory. The technician will provide laboratory support by performing experiments and other duties under the direction of the Principal Investigator. Some experiments will be with established human tissue culture cell lines and thus will be considered BSL2. Technician will also be expected to work as a team and help with the day-to-day task of maintaining equipment, supplies, cleanliness and record keeping.
Position requires a Bachelor's in Microbiology, Pharmacy, Biology, Biochemistry, or a related science obtained prior to start date. Laboratory experience in an academic lab setting obtained as a student or post-graduate is required, as is experience with standard bacteriology, molecular biology, tissue culture and western blotting. Experience with standard molecular biology procedures, basic microbiology, work with bacterial pathogens and handling of Level 2 biosafety and sterility techniques are also required. Applicants must have the ability to perform or learn to work with small animal models, work accurately and independently with attention to detail, plan and execute tasks and experiments. The ability to follow established protocols and keep detailed records is essential. A minimum of two years of laboratory experience obtained at the bench is preferred. Experience gained as a student can count towards the two years.
This position is restricted and contingent upon the continuation of funding.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Applicants must have the ability to perform or learn to work with small animal models, work accurately and independently with attention to detail, plan and execute tasks and experiments. The ability to follow established protocols and keep detailed records is essential.
1. Knowledge of performing routine laboratory data analysis and procedures (i.e., gel electrophoresis and DNA prep, bacterial cultures, cloning, Western blots).
2. Ability to comfortably prepare solutions and reagents.
3. Ability to resolve problems.
4. Ability to follow instructions by PI and protocols.
5. Ability to work accurately and independently with attention to detail.
6. Ability to analyze and organize data in a clear format.
7. Ability to plan and execute tasks and experiments.
8. Demonstrate excellent oral and written communication in daily interactions in order to work independently and as part of a team
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