Research Lab Tech II
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.
- 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.
- 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
Under the direct supervision of a Principal Investigator or designee
ENVIRONMENTAL WORKING CONDITIONS:
Wet chemistry laboratory, and may require appropriate contact with biohazards, radionucleotides, toxins, animals, and human specimens.Additional Information
Research Technician in Molecular Biology
The Kaufman laboratory in the Department of Molecular, Cell, and Cancer Biology at the University of Massachusetts Medical School is searching for candidates for a new NIH-funded project. We will be studying the interplay of proteins involved in genome organization and genome stability, using molecular, cell biological and genomic methods. A competitive salary and excellent benefits package will be provided commensurate with experience.
The candidate will contribute directly to the central research programs of the laboratory. We are particularly interested in chromosomal proteins involved in the three-dimensional organization of mammalian genomes, how this organization is altered during innate immune cell activation, and in defense mechanisms against genotoxic stress. In addition to experimental duties, the candidate will contribute to laboratory organization and stock maintenance.
The candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry, molecular biology or related field. Experience with mammalian cell culture is preferred. The candidate will also have shown the ability to solve complex problems individually and as part of a team and have excellent oral and written English communication skills.
As an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, the University of Massachusetts recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspective and backgrounds.
Please submit a CV, listing three references, by e-mail to:
Paul D. Kaufman, Ph.D.
Department of Molecular, Cell and Cancer Biology
University of Massachusetts Medical School