• Research Technician II-III

    Requisition Number 2018-1526
    Department Campbell Lab
  • Responsibilities

    This position performs semi-independent research involving specialized technical applications requiring a high degree of scientific skill. Reports to principal investigator.

    Duties include: 

    • 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, measuring instruments and devices
    • Perform chemical, physical, or biological analyses following written protocols
    • 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
    • Acting as laboratory safety officer and member of institutional safety committee
    • Flow cytometric analysis of human cell samples
    • 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

     

    Requirements

    Must have strong laboratory skills, and experience in flow cytometric analysis of human blood samples is preferred.  Must have good verbal and writing skills, and have the ability to work both independently and in a team environment. Requires a BA/BS in a scientific field and a minimum of 2-3 years of progressively responsible work experience in a scientific research laboratory.

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