Research Lab Tech II

Job description

Overview

GENERAL SUMMARY OF POSITION:   

Under the direct supervision of a Principal Investigator or designee, the Research Lab Tech II performs and interprets routine and highly complex experiments.

 

Responsibilities

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Performs a variety of laboratory experiments using both routine and special techniques and methods
  • May assist in the training of others
  • Provides input to improve current procedures, protocols, and/or methods
  • Writes standard operating procedures, schedules work, orders supplies, and maintains an adequate inventory of supplies, reagents, etc.
  • Prepares laboratory reagents, buffers, and media
  • Records results, organizes data and performs computations
  • Performs duties independently; requiring action and judgment to solve commonly encountered problems
  • Complies with all safety and infection control standards appropriate to this position
  • Perform other duties as required.
Qualifications

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a Biological Science or equivalent experience
  • 1 year of related experience
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office products
  • Ability to perform duties independently
  • Judgment and action skills required to solve commonly encountered problems

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:

Under the direct supervision of a Principal Investigator or designee

 

SUPERVISION EXERCISED: 

None

 

ENVIRONMENTAL WORKING CONDITIONS:

Wet chemistry laboratory, and may require appropriate contact with biohazards, radionucleotides, toxins, animals, and human specimens. 

Additional Information

Lab information https://www.umassmed.edu/Wolfe-Lab/

 

Additional Information:

Laboratory uses Zinc finger proteins and CRISPR/Cas9 tools for the development of gene therapy reagents and genome editing tools in model organisms.

  

Experience Required:

Protein purification

 

Experience Desired (not required):

  • Basic molecular biology techniques (PCR, Restriction Enzyme mediated cloning, Gel electrophoresis, Qiagen DNA miniprep).   
  • Mammalian Cell culture experience.
  • Experience with bacterial selection systems.
  • Bacteria Strain preparation and handling (competent cell preparation and agar plate preparation).
  • Major Responsibilities (in addition to the standard set):

  • Participate in the purification and characterization of various genome editing proteins
  • Maintain bacterial and nucleic acid databases and archives.
  • Organize ordering and stocking of supplies and reagents for laboratory.
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    Job No:
    Posted: 10/14/2020
    Application Due: 1/12/2021
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