Laboratory Technician

Job description

Position Number:S72410-20190520 Title:Laboratory Technician Department:Biological Sciences Category:Technical Job Family:Technical/Scientific Website: Posting Date:05/20/2019 Summary:

The Laboratory Technician will provide key support for faculty research lab, including animal care, experimental work and general laboratory oversight.

  1. Mouse colony maintenance
    • Animal husbandry including: breeding, weaning of mice, changing cages weekly, checking on animal health and record keeping
    • Coordinate and participate in weekly cage changes and autoclaving of cages
    • Update colony census software under supervision
    • Genotyping: tail biopsies, genomic DNA preparation, some PCR genotyping reactions
    • Communicate with Animal Facility Manager and senior lab members regarding animal health and compliance, knowledge of IACUC rules and regulations, including specific approved IACUC protocols
  2. Biological sample preparation and testing
    • DNA maxipreps
    • Extraction of human DNA, PCR amplification, prepare samples for sequencing, sequence analyses, ordering primers
    • Biological sample preparation and assistance; could include upon training, perfusions, dissections, etc.
  3. Laboratory organization
    • Maintain ongoing list of supplies needed for successful research; order supplies, maintain inventory of supplies and chemicals, unpack and store supplies received and clean glassware
    • Prepare solutions, pour agar plates and autoclave items
    • Monitor liquid nitrogen dewars
    • Monitor rotation for animal checks
  4. Oversight of undergraduate students and interns
    • Demonstrate use of lab equipment
    • Oversee students performing procedures and experiments
    • Demonstrate cage changing procedures
    • Oversee and coordinate undergraduate student activities for cage cleaning
  1. Associates Degree in Biology, Behavioral Neuroscience, Neuroscience or equivalent combination of education and experience
  2. One to three years related work experience working with mice or other animals and/or in a laboratory setting is preferred
  3. Wet-lab experience is a plus
  4. Must be detail oriented and have excellent record keeping skills
  5. Proven ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously
  6. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  7. Solid analytical, decision making and problem solving skills
  8. Solid computer skills with experience using word processing and spreadsheet software
  9. Successful completion of standard background checks including but not limited to: social security verification, education verification, national criminal background checks, motor vehicle checks, PATCH, FBI fingerprinting, Child Abuse Clearance and credit history based upon the requirements of the position
Special Considerations:
  • This is a part-time position; working at least 30 hours per week, up to 37.5 hours per week; the position is staffed 12 months per year
  • This position is benefits eligible
  • This position is funded by soft dollars; there is no severance associated with this position
  • Will often be required to walk, stand, sit, climb or balance, stoop, kneel crouch or crawl and lift up to 25 lbs on a regular basis
  • Will nearly continuously use hands and arms to reach, feel and handle objects, talk or hear
FTE:80% Grade and Hiring Minimum:7-37.5; $27,210 Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications. Salary adjustments for internal candidates comply with University policy. For more information contact Human Resources. Required Documents Message:Cover Letter, Resume




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Posted: 5/21/2019
Application Due: 8/19/2019
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