Under supervision of a faculty investigator and laboratory supervisor we are seeking a Research Technologist who will perform a variety of commercial and in-house assays in support of research and clinical protocols in a molecular diagnostics research laboratory. The position requires exceptional organizational skills, attention to detail, and a firm commitment to scientific methodology. The successful candidate will participate in routine specimen testing, analyze/interpret data, and undergo regular proficiency evaluations.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Assists, as needed, in activities related to the day-to-day operation of the laboratory, including,
Operating automated systems and performing manual diagnostic tests related to the molecular detection of infectious diseases.
Receiving, processing, and storing biological specimens.
Analyzing data, formulating conclusions and creating appropriate statistical presentations, including graphs and charts, for the purpose of reporting research/laboratory results.
Working independently and as part of a team on clinical studies as well as research projects.
Monitoring inventory levels and proper storage of reagents and supplies in accordance with established policies and procedures.
Monitoring equipment performance and maintenance schedules; performing routine repair or replacement of standard parts.
Maintaining the laboratory environment to an inspection-ready level by cleaning equipment, benches, biological safety cabinets, and freezers.
Complying with biohazard/safety standards through proper handling of potentially hazardous chemical and biological agents in the workplace.
Completing annual university biohazard/universal precaution/safety training, as appropriate.
Creating and managing forms, databases, and reports using Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Bachelor's Degree in Biology, Chemistry or related field.
Some related post-undergraduate work experience preferred.
Some experience in a post-undergraduate or CAP-accredited laboratory.
Classified Title: Research Technologist Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CC Starting Salary Range: Min $15.00 - Max $25.50 HRLY ($42,432 budgeted; Commensurate with experience) Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5:00pm Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: School of Medicine Campus Department name: SOM DOM Infectious Disease Personnel area: School of Medicine
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