Research Lab Tech I

Job description

Overview

GENERAL SUMMARY OF POSITION: 

Under the supervision of the Principal Investigator or designee, the Research Laboratory Technician I, performs a variety of specimen preparatory techniques, dry lab data collection, and routine laboratory maintenance.

 

 

Responsibilities

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Perform a variety of laboratory experiments using both routine and special techniques and methods
  • Assist in more complex laboratory tasks
  • Collect, analyze, and process laboratory samples
  • Record results, organize data, and perform basic computations
  • Maintain laboratory supplies and equipment
  • Comply with all safety and infection control standards
  • Perform other duties as required.

 

 

Qualifications

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:  

  • Bachelor’s degree in Biological Science or equivalent 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 supervision of the 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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