Research Technician -- Biology (Grant-Funded)

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Research Technician -- Biology (Grant-Funded)

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Note: This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties and responsibilities required or assigned to an employee in this position.

This grant-funded Research Technician is responsible for providing direct support for research activities related to the study of antibiotic resistance in plants and plant microbiomes. Strong bioinformatic and/or molecular biology skills are required.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

· Prepare DNA and RNA extracts;

· Prepare sequencing libraries and run using Oxford Nanopore sequencing devices;

· Collect data and manage the storage of collected data. This will include developing and maintaining databases of activities for reporting, publishing and tracking purposes;

· Collaborate with PIs to develop yearly budget reports and annual program activity reports to submit via agency online system.

· Maintain project budget, order supplies, and monitor expenditures for program activities;

· Supervise undergraduate research students;

· Maintain equipment.

Required Qualifications:

Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Biology or related field and at least two years of research experience in the laboratory required.

This position requires proficiency with laboratory processes and procedures including RNA and DNA extraction, general molecular biology techniques. The ability to document experimental protocols and results is required.

The incumbent must have the ability to read, analyze, and interpret professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. The ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals is a plus. Additionally, the ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from other employees and managers is necessary.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must have intermediate skills using Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint). Duties may include producing correspondence, memos, and e-mails, creating spreadsheets, plus entry of data into Banner. Use of Lotus Notes and the Internet are essential.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those required to perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to: sit, use hands to handle office supplies, operate computer and other office equipment, talk, and hear. The employee frequently is required to: reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to: stand, walk, stoop or climb, lift and/or move up to 15 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.



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Spelman College is an EEO/Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran/Title IX Employer and we participate in E-Verify. We are a smoke-free campus.




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Posted: 2/2/2021
Application Due: 4/16/2021
Work Type: Full Time