Research Technician I

Job description

Job Title: Research Technician I
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 223207
Department Information

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 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.


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


Additional Responsibilities

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 sequences

Required Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications
Master's degree in Bioinformatics

Required Experience
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 bioinformatics

Other 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.

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Job No:
Posted: 1/13/2021
Application Due: 1/28/2021
Work Type: Full Time