The Tumor Microenvironment Core is responsible for researching the immune profile/response of various tumor/cancer types, to determine the differences between patients who respond and do not respond to immunotherapy drugs. As such, we are utilizing innovative multiplexed immunofluorescence to characterize different checkpoint molecules and cell types present in the microenvironment of the tumor.
The Core seeks a Research Technologist who will perform under general supervision clinical and/or research laboratory experiments by following established procedures and protocols or with instruction. This individual will use science knowledge to learn techniques/methods of the lab, run lab tests and completes measurements as assigned. They will also identify and resolve common problems and uses analytical skills to implement assigned projects as well as understand the role of senior lab members and accepts constructive guidance. The Research Technologist will set-up experiments based on defined standards and collect/maintain project data.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Follows routine protocols under the supervision and mentorship of a faculty investigator and laboratory manager.
Performs research studies and/or experiments following established procedures or protocols, which may include image analysis, performing immunohistochemistry procedures and assisting with other slide-based studies.
Operates requisite laboratory equipment and instruments, records data, and perform laboratory tests, making minor adjustments as required.
Handles slides and blocks appropriately, including requests from archives and receiving and organizing materials from outside institutions.
Monitors inventory levels and orders materials and supplies in accordance with established policies and procedures as required for experimental protocols.
May participate in planning experiments and evaluating/interpreting test results utilizing detailed knowledge of research laboratory procedures and practices.
Uses universal safety precautions to protect self and co-workers from biohazardous materials, including blood-borne pathogens.
Complies with biohazard/radiation safety standards through proper handling of potentially hazardous chemical and biological agents and/or radiation sources.
Completes annual university biohazard/universal precaution/radiation safety training, as appropriate, as well as other required online and in-person trainings and compliance requirements.
Monitors equipment performance and maintenance schedules.
May perform routine repair or replacement of standard parts.
Perform miscellaneous related duties as assigned.
Bachelor's Degree in biology, chemistry or related field.
Some related post-undergraduate work experience.
Working knowledge of one or more of the following disciplines achieved through undergraduate studies, and laboratory experience gained through class work: biology, biochemistry, physics, pathology and/or immunology.
Knowledge of good lab practices.
Classified Title: Research Technologist Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CC Starting Salary Range: Min $16.75 - Max $29.30 HRLY ($40,000 budgeted; 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 Der Research Division Personnel area: School of Medicine
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