Research Technician I
Job Title: Research Technician I
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 223207
The Lachance Lab at Georgia Institute of Technology studies human evolution genomics. Our research group uses computational approaches to understand how genetic disease risks have evolved over recent human history. Additional details about research in the Lachance Lab can be found at https://popgen.gatech.edu.This position is funded by an NIH grant to examine the causes of differences in hereditary disease risks across populations.Job Summary
Provide basic technical support services required for conducting tests and experiments in a school or research laboratory within the Institute. This position will interact on a consistent basis with: academic and research faculty, co-workers. This position typically will advise and counsel: NA. This position will supervise: NA.Responsibilities
Job Duty 1 -
Gather, compile and summarize data in conjunction with assigned scientific tests, experiments, etc
Job Duty 2 -
Collect and prepare samples for use in assigned tests
Job Duty 3 -
Prepare statistical analyses and maintain related records.
Job Duty 4 -
Operate various equipment used in research studies.
Job Duty 5 -
Perform other duties as assigned
Note: this is a “dry lab” (computational biology) position
Analyze large genome-scale datasets
Test hypotheses in evolutionary medicine using population genetics
Generate polygenic risk scores for cancer risk
Perform scans of polygenic adaptation
Build a SQL database of publicly available ancient DNA sequencesRequired Qualifications
Master's degree in Bioinformatics
One to two years of job related experience
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Experience reading and critiquing primary scientific literature
Ability to work independently
Previous research experience in evolutionary genomics and/or cancer biology
Coding: Python and R
Prior coursework in genetics, evolutionary biology, statistics, and/or bioinformaticsOther Information
This is not a supervisory position.
This position does not have any financial responsibilities.
No, this position will not be required to drive.
This role is not considered a position of trust.
This position does not require a purchasing card (P-Card).
This position will not travel
This position does not require security clearance.
- Standard Enhanced