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Research Technician

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Hyde Park Campus

Department
2012223 Medicine-Genetic Medicine

About the Unit
The Section of Genetic Medicine continues to shape the future of personalized medicine with successful research programs focused on the quantitative genetic and genomic science. The Section provides extremely valuable collaborations with investigators in the Department of Medicine who are seeking to develop new and more powerful ways to identify genetic risk factors for common, complex disorders with almost immediate clinical application. The Section of Genetic Medicine conducts impactful investigations focused on quantitative genetics, systems biology and genomics, bioinformatics and computational biology.

Job Information

Job Summary:

Principal contribution is providing technical and administrative support for research projects aimed at understanding the contribution of genetic and non-genetic factors to inter-individual variation in immune responses. Under general supervision, the Research Technician performs moderately complex lab and/or research-related duties and tasks.

Responsibilities:

  • Set up and performing experiments.
  • Collects and maintains data and/or specimens.
  • Analyze data.
  • Conduct literature reviews.
  • Maintain equipment and supplies.
  • Perform cell culture experiments.
  • Generate induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs).
  • Differentiate iPSCs into macrophages.
  • Generate next generation sequencing data.
  • Responsibilities may also include the following non-laboratory duties: assisting with developing or amending study protocols; assisting with developing data collection tools; assisting with building databases; and providing general administrative support.
  • Responsibilities may include the following laboratory duties: setting up and performing experiments; interacting with students and other laboratory staff under the direction of the principal investigator.


Competencies:
  • Knowledge in relevant scientific field required.
  • Knowledge of research techniques or methods relevant to the lab (e.g., ATACseq, RNAseq, ChIPseq, qPCR, cell culture, flow cytometry) required.
  • Analytical skills required.
  • Problem-solving skills required.
  • Attention to detail required.
  • Organizational skills required.
  • Verbal and written communication skills required.


Additional Requirements

Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor's degree in a field relevant to the research being conducted required.
  • One year relevant research experience preferred.


Required Documents:
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter

NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application

Benefit Eligibility
Yes

Pay Frequency
Hourly

Pay Range
Depends on Qualifications

Scheduled Weekly Hours
40

Union
Non-Union

Job is Exempt?
No

Drug Test Required?
No

Does this position require incumbent to operate a vehicle on the job?
No

Health Screen Required?
No

Posting Date
2018-11-29-08:00

Remove from Posting On or Before
2019-05-29-07:00

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Full time
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Posted: 11/30/2018
Application Due: 1/29/2019
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