We are seeking a Research Technologist. After entry-level training under the general supervision of the faculty investigator or laboratory supervisor, the Research Technologist will be primarily responsible for processing blood products from various studies directed towards HIV and COVID basic science research. The qualified candidate must be familiar with standard Microsoft Office applications, with particular familiarity with Excel preferred. A keen attention to detail will assist with the maintenance of accurate data records.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Follows established procedures or protocols and utilizes aseptic technique to perform blood processing in support of the activities of the lab.
Performs basic blood separation and processing which includes, receipt and organization of various samples from multiple cohorts spread across the JHM system, effective communication with internal/external study teams, labeling of storage vessels (tubes/boxes, etc), monitoring and maintenance of inventories derived from these efforts, and pulling aliquots from freezers to satisfy researcher's request for various study samples.
Operates basic laboratory equipment including but not limited to: serological and micropipettes, centrifuges, analytical balances, light microscopes, and laminar flow hoods.
Monitors general lab inventory levels and orders materials/supplies in accordance with established policies and procedures. Confirms order accuracy upon receipt.
Potential exists to learn how to support various studies through sample testing utilizing assays such as ELISAs and quantitative PCR. These assays utilize sophisticated instrumentation such as plate washers, plate readers, and thermal cyclers, for which training on how to operate these instruments will be provided. Maintains and makes minor adjustments to equipment, e.g. calibrating, alignment.
Bachelor's Degree in Biology, Chemistry or related field.
Microsoft Excel experience preferred.
Some related undergraduate work experience preferred but not required.
Classified Title: Research Technologist Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CC Starting Salary Range: $15.00 - $20.40/hr (Commensurate with experience) Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday-Friday, 10:00am-6:00pm Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: School of Medicine Campus Department name: SOM DOM Infectious Disease Personnel area: School of Medicine
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