Research Technologist I

Job description

Job no: 697013
Work type: Support Staff
Pay Grade: 08
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Veterinary Medicine
Department: Pathobiology Diagnostic Investigat Cvm 10046638
Sub Area: CT- Clerical Tech.
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Full Time (90-100%), Clerical Technical- CT, Research/Scientific, Veterinary/Animal Care, Union
Position Summary

The Harrington lab seeks an enthusiastic and motivated research technician. The successful candidate will participate in a research program specializing in aggressive lymphoma and leukemia. More specifically, we study the genetic aberrations and molecular pathways that lead to aggressive B-cell lymphoma, performing comparative studies with both canine and human tissues. Additionally, we conduct investigations surrounding the recently described pre-neoplastic condition clonal hematopoiesis, evaluating its presence in the canine and how it contributes to myeloid leukemia, lymphoma, and other medical conditions. Overall, our lab is interested in propagating the use of the canine as a model of human hematologic malignancies. The candidate will be responsible for designing and executing various benchtop molecular biology assays and analyzing and interpreting the data. Other duties include ordering and setup of laboratory equipment, data presentation in PowerPoint format, ordering supplies, lab organization, reagent preparation, laboratory record-keeping, maintaining and validating equipment, training, and supervising student employees. Importantly, the ideal candidate will be a motivated, enthusiastic, responsible, detail-oriented individual with excellent communication and organizational skills.

Unit Specific Education/Experience/Skills

Knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired by completing a four-year college degree program in the specific field of research employment or other related field; up to six months of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in basic research techniques in the specific or related field; word processing, spreadsheet; database and/or desktop publishing software; presentation software; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. The job may require the appropriate pesticide applicator's registration/certification and/or experience working with potentially dangerous research animals.

Desired Qualifications
  • A Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences, or a related field
  • One to four years of hands-on experience in bench research in a laboratory environment
  • Broad understanding of equipment and technologies used in biomedical research
  • Willingness to learn new laboratory techniques and procedures
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator
  • Cooperative, enthusiastic and team-oriented individual with good organizational and troubleshooting skills, attention to detail and thoroughness in record keeping
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Application Materials


Cover Letter

Names of 3 references that may be asked to write reference letters

Transcripts or other evidence of training

Work Hours


Description of End Date

This is a limited term position funded for one year from date of hire with possible extension contingent upon funding renewal.

Summary of Health Risks

Position may work with animals, human tissues and blood, sharp implements, and bio-hazardous materials and chemicals.

Bidding eligibility ends on 4/6/2021 at 11:55 PM

Advertised: Mar 31, 2021 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: Apr 13, 2021 Eastern Daylight Time




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Posted: 4/1/2021
Application Due: 4/13/2021
Work Type: Full Time