Opportunities

Research Technologist

Summary
The Laboratory Research Technologist is a full-time position that serves to assist Instructors and Principal Investigators in a research laboratory. Primary responsibilities are to perform experiments for research projects under supervision of the project head and the PI of the laboratory. This includes collection of and accurate recording of procedures and results, maintenance of databases used in the lab, and participation in joint upkeep of the lab.

Responsibilities
-Sets up and prepares experiments with minimal guidance after initial training period. Techniques required to perform experiments include maintenance of cell lines and primary cell culture. Isolation of human and mouse cells is required.

-May develop modifications of existing assay techniques, experimental protocols, or new procedures.

-Maintain a database of cryopreserved cell lines

-Analyzes results, interprets data and designs follow up experiments.

-Attends lab meetings and presents data.

-Maintains detailed laboratory notebook.

-Assists with maintenance of laboratory records and compliance with safety and biohazard guidelines.

-Uses statistical and graphic summaries.

-Performs base-level procedures as assigned (i.e. organizing reagents, making culture media, etc.)

Skill/Abilities/Competencies Required
-Excellent communication skills.

-Good interpersonal skills and the ability to supervise others.

-Ability to work independently and display initiative to introduce innovations to research study.

-Ability to identify problems and develop solutions.

-Ability to prioritize tasks and set deadlines.

-Functions with speed, precision and an understanding of theory behind tests and procedures.

Education
BA/BS Required. Preferred degree in biology, cell biology, or molecular biology

Experience
-Requires 3 plus years of directly related and progressively more responsible experience.

-Preferred experience in tissue culture including the maintenance of cell lines and working with primary cells.

-Experience growing stem cells or organoids is preferred.