The School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics Cardiology Division is seeking a Research Technologist. The Research Technologist will utilize a solid foundation in basic laboratory principles and techniques associated with molecular and cell biology to perform the required tasks. The Research technologist will develop, conduct and evaluate scientific research in a laboratory, clinic, and/or teaching environment. Will have a working understanding of the context and implications of the research in order to apply and interpret the theoretical knowledge necessary to conduct research. The range of duties includes conducting procedures, modifying procedures as needed, data collection and analysis, assisting with laboratory management, project management, preparing reports, and communication and instruction. Work may include the training and supervision of students and others in performing specific techniques or phases of experiments.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Has primary responsibility for conducting experiments and organizing and presenting data. The conduct of experiments will be in coordination with a research specialist and/or PI or completed independently.
In collaboration with research specialist, identifies problems, troubleshoots and analyzes variations observed and reported in regular testing protocols; modifies, refines or adapts techniques and procedures; modifies and/or adjusts quality control measures.
Conducts multiple, concurrent assignments or a multi-faceted project.
Compiles, analyzes, and interprets research data using various computer software applications.
In collaboration with research specialist monitors documentation of results; reviews and recognizes documentation, which may lead to modification and adaptation of research methodologies; may collaborate with others. Adapts and/or modifies experimental methods based upon interpretation of data.
Conducts library/internet research and participates in editing and preparing manuscripts, scientific illustrations and computer graphics for publication.
Will be responsible for purchasing and receiving supply items, cataloging tissue blood and cell samples for cryo-storage.
Work with research staff to prioritize and schedule projects.
May have supervisor oversight over 1 Undergraduate student.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee may remain in a stationary position (sitting or standing) up to 75% of the time. Occasionally required to traverse throughout the laboratory or to retrieve equipment, supplies, or specimens from other locations on campus. The employee is required to operate computer keyboard, laboratory instruments and small laboratory tools such as pipettes, cutting instruments, glass tubes, dishes, and/or slides. Constantly repositions self to perform duties at laboratory workstations, gathering specimens, and loading equipment.
Prolonged vision requirements including viewing computer screen, paper reports/documents, charts and results. Visual acuity is required to distinguish fine gradation of color or structure and closely examine specimens (including via a microscope).
Laboratory environment - Exposure to toxins and infectious agents exist, but potential for personal injury or harm is minimized if established safety and health precautions are followed. Must refer to and are expected to comply with procedure manuals, follow proper laboratory protocols and safety policy/procedures, and be familiar with material data safety sheets in assigned work areas. Able to read and understand all Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) guidelines applicable to assigned work area. Working in laboratory where there may be discomforts due to odors, noise, temperature fluctuations, and working around lab equipment. Research areas may include animal, human, human products, DNA, and radiation protocols. Use of personal protective equipment may be advised or required.
May transport equipment and supplies usually less than 40 pounds from one area to another (in the laboratory). In some areas workspace is limited.
Bachelor's Degree in Biology, Chemistry or related field.
One or more years of progressively related laboratory experience.
Some related post-undergraduate work experience preferred.
The ideal candidate will have experience in handling small animals, with knowledge and application of routine laboratory techniques (e.g. Gel Electrophoresis and Tissue Culture).
Classified Title: Research Technolgist Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CC Starting Salary Range: $15.00-$20.40-$25.50 HRLY (Commensurate With experience) Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M-F, 9-5:30 Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: School of Medicine Campus Department name: SOM Ped Cardiology Personnel area: School of Medicine
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