This position performs semi-independent research involving specialized technical applications requiring a high degree of scientific skill. Reports to principal investigator.
• Prepare laboratory reagents and chemicals and maintain lab instruments and other equipment.
• Operate a variety of laboratory instruments such as spectrometers, electrophoresis radiation counters, PCR machines, flow cytometers, measuring instruments and devices.
• Perform chemical, physical, or biological analyses following written protocols.
• Work with mice, including immunization and surgeries.
• Preparation, growth, and maintenance of bacterial and tissue culture.
• Prepare fractionated samples from blood using sterile techniques.
• Record detailed data, including photography and computer input.
• Prepare slides for light or fluorescent microscopy.
• Conduct literature search to assist in determining research methods.
• Prepare progress reports including gathering, organizing, and interpreting data and preparing data for presentations and manuscripts.
• Initiate and conduct experimental protocols with minimal instruction.
• Trouble-shoot complex technical procedures.
• Write data and procedure summaries for publication.
• Guide and assist research fellows, students, and medical staff members with their research. Provide expertise and training in methodology, basic laboratory procedures and use of equipment. Act as a resource for technical questions from the medical and research community at large.
Completion of a regular 4-year college program, BA/BS, emphasizing chemistry, biology, medical technology, engineering or a closely related field, plus additional academic study in an appropriate scientific field. A minimum of 3-5 year’s progressively responsible research laboratory experience in a position such as Research Technician II.