The Division of Gastroenterology is seeking a Laboratory Technician.
Perform routine lab processes.
Follow routine protocols under close supervision.
Operate standard equipment use standard procedures for specific laboratory tests and preparation techniques.
Responsible for laboratory maintenance preparing solutions and media and ordering supplies.
Establish propagate passage transfect and edit organoid cultures.
Follows established procedures or protocols and utilizes aseptic technique to perform laboratory tests and/or experiments which may include: basic tissue culture basic molecular biology and specialized histology techniques.
Operates basic laboratory equipment such as centrifuge pH meter analytical balance incubator spectrophotometer light microscope and/or utilizes laminar flow hood.
Operates lab computers for data entry.
Prepares solutions reagents and stains following standard laboratory formulas and procedures.
Monitors inventory levels orders materials and supplies in accordance with established policies and procedures counts orders upon receipt.
Is able to grow organoids according to established Meltzer lab protocols.
Scope of Responsibility:
Knows the informal policies procedures and practices necessary to conduct the normal function of a specific section unit or work area.
Is aware of the role of the position and its potential impact on the working unit.
Carries out duties and responsibilities with limited supervision.
Makes decisions and establishes work priorities on essentially procedure-oriented operations.
Engages in regular and continuous decision making having an impact on people costs and/or quality of service.
Exchanges routine information in an appropriate manner requiring good oral and written communication skills.
High School Diploma/GED with some science coursework. Training Certificate from Technical Institute preferred.
Experience in basic laboratory procedures required.
Must be detail-oriented keep clear experimental records have effective organizational skills and be able to prioritize workload appropriately.
Must be able to perform multiple tasks efficiently and correctly often operating more than one instrument at a time.
Work produced is subject to precise measures of quantity and quality
Work environment may include areas of unpleasant extremes of cold or heat
Biohazardous conditions such as the risk of radiation exposure fumes or airborne particles and/or toxic or caustic chemicals may be present in this work environment which mandate attention to safety considerations
Near vision to see objects clearly within 20 inches
Sharp focus to adjust vision when doing close work that changes in distance from eyes
Full spectrum vision to identify and distinguish color
Finger dexterity required to manipulate objects with fingers rather than with whole hand(s) or arm(s) for example using a keyboard
Handling by seizing holding grasping turning or otherwise working with the hand or hands but without finger dexterity
Sitting in a normal seated position for extended periods of time
Occasionally lifting carrying objects weighing 10 lbs. or less
Occasionally pushing pulling objects weighing 30 lbs. or less
Ability to move about
Certificate from technical institute or internship experience preferred.
Some related post-undergraduate work experience preferred in a comparable lab performing relevant techniques coupled with a survey knowledge of biological sciences chemistry or related field.
Experience with organoid culture transfection genome editing and DNA methylation assays preferred.
Classified Title: Laboratory Technician Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CB Starting Salary Range: Commensurate with experience Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M-F 8:30am-5:00pm Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: School of Medicine Campus Department name: SOM DOM Gastroenterology Personnel area: School of Medicine
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