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Laboratory Technician Senior

University of Vermont
Burlington, VT

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Four-Year Institution

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Advertising/Posting Title:

Laboratory Technician Senior

Diversity Statement:

The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the institution. Applicants are encouraged to include in their cover letter information about how they will further this goal.

Posting Summary:

Perform a variety of technical functions in a fast-paced immunotherapy cancer research lab, in a basic and clinically oriented lab. Perform experiments involving in vivo mouse models, in vitro mechanisms and binding analyses of immunotherapy treatments. Provide high-level technical expertise in the design, performance, and troubleshooting of complex laboratory experiments. Analyze, interpret and manage experimental data. Exercise judgment in prioritizing work to meet the objectives and deadlines provided by the PI. Maintain compliance with regulatory agencies for the laboratory, including but not limited to personnel lab safety, chemical safety, biosafety, IACUC, IRB, and IBC. Serve as a resource and support person for other researchers/faculty for experimental preparation, design, evaluating methodologies, and interpreting data. Work independently with minimal supervision in a collaborative and flexible manner is essential.

Minimum Qualifications (or equivalent combination of education and experience):

Bachelor’s degree in related field and four to five years’ related laboratory research experience required. Demonstrate experience and proficiency with molecular biology, cell culture techniques, cell purification, fluorescent microscopy, ELISAs, flow cytometry, PCR, cloning, DNA and protein purification, and other cell and molecular analytical techniques beyond educational training required. Demonstrate and proficient experience working with mice required. Knowledge of immunology and cancer biology. Effective organizational, communication and data presentation skills required.

Desirable Qualifications:

Experience working in a team-oriented environment with people of diverse backgrounds; comfortable summarizing and reporting results to researchers; self-motivation; excellent time-management, organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills; commitment to exceeding quality standards, providing exceptional services, and producing accurate and high quality work; meticulous attention to detail; practiced documentation skills; and awareness of basic safety issues and ability to follow safety procedures and maintain a safe work environment. Proficiency with Microsoft Office, Graph pad Prism and Image J programs and other related computer skills is desirable.

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Special Conditions:

Bargaining unit position, External candidates must complete a 4-month probationary period, Contingent on continued funding, Occasional evening and/or weekends required (if non-exempt position, may result in overtime), A probationary period may be required for current UVM employees, Travel to and from worksites required, This position is ineligible for telework due to the essential functions, Background Check required for this position



Union Position:

Yes, UVMSU ($20 minimum hourly rate)

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Open Until Filled:


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Lab/Research Technician Sr

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Read our Diversity Profile UVM campus

The University of Vermont’s hilltop campus looks out across one of America’s most vibrant small cities to Lake Champlain and the Adirondack Mountains beyond. Here, students’ educational experience and activities are enriched by our location — from the energy and innovation of Burlington to the forests, farms, and independent spirit of Vermont.

UVM is a Public Ivy and top 100 research university of a perfect size, large enough to offer a breadth of ideas, resources, and opportunities, yet small enough to enable close faculty-student mentorship. With a commitment to undergraduate education, UVM professors — world-class researchers, scholars, and artists — bring their discoveries into the classroom and their students into the field.

You’ll find UVM faculty and students studying the effects of climate change aboard the Melosira, a research vessel and floating lab; testing new vaccines at the on-campus medical center; launching local start-ups; and working with refugees at Burlington community centers.

UVM doctorsSince 1791, the University of Vermont has worked to move humankind forward. The fifth oldest university in New England, UVM boasts a legacy of important firsts in education: the first college to declare public support of freedom of religion and the first to admit women and African-Americans to Phi Beta Kappa.

Today, the university continues to provide endless ways to explore the world, challenge ideas, and dig in on the most pressing issues of our time.

At a glance:

  • Founded in 1791, became a Land Grant university in 1862
  • Home to seven undergraduate schools and colleges, the Honors College, Graduate College, Larner College of Medicine, and Division of Continuing and Distance Education
  • Enrollment: 10,267 undergraduates, 1,462 graduate students, 461 medical students, 23 post-baccalaureate certificates, 892 non-degree students
  • 1,556 full- and part-time faculty
  • Offering 100+ bachelor’s degree programs, 50 master’s programs, 29 accelerated master’s programs, and 22 doctoral programs
  • 18 Division I athletic teams
  • “UVM” stands for Universitas Viridis Montis, Latin for University of the Green MountainsUVM prof

Our vision

To be among the nation’s premier small research universities, preeminent in our comprehensive commitment to liberal education, environment, health and public service.

Our mission

To create, evaluate, share and apply knowledge and to prepare students to be accountable leaders who will bring to their work dedication to the global community, a grasp of complexity, effective problem-solving and communication skills, and an enduring commitment to learning and ethical conduct. 

About Burlington:

UVM BurlingtonUVM’s hometown perennially appears on national rankings that laud its livability, access to nature and recreation (including the best skiing in the northeast), thriving food and music scene, rising identity as a technology and innovation hub, and its status as a top college town. City perks include an active pedestrian marketplace in the heart of downtown, 8 miles of waterfront along Lake Champlain featuring stunning sunsets over the Adirondacks beyond, and a 12-mile paved bike trail that runs along the lake. Burlington’s nickname, BTV, comes from the code for its airport, just 10 minutes from campus. With Montreal a 90-minute and Boston a 3.5-hour drive away, international and metropolitan culture are easily accessible for weekend adventures.

With a metro-area population of approximately 210,000, Burlington is Vermont’s largest city. In addition to UVM, large local employers include Global Foundries, GE Healthcare, Keurig Green Mountain,, Seventh Generation and Ben & Jerry’s Homemade. Vermont’s public K-12 schools are perennially ranked among the best in the nation.

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