University of Massachusetts Medical School

Research Lab Tech I

US-MA-Worcester
1 week ago
Requisition Number
2017-29705
# of Openings
1
Shift
Day
Exempt/Non-Exempt Status
Non Exempt
Union Code
Union Position-W28-SHARE

Overview

GENERAL SUMMARY OF POSITION: 

Under supervision of the Principal Investigator or designee, assists in the development of protocols to execute/perform complex research experiments in analysis and treatment of animal models of ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease.

 

Major Responsibilities includes-

Conducts research experiments and may assist in the training of others in:

  • Genotyping transgenic mice, which includes DNA and RNA extraction from mouse tails and other tissues, restriction digestion, PCR, real time PCR and electrophoresis with agarose and polyacrylamide gels.
  • Analysis of phenotypes and treatment outcomes of mouse models for ALS, which involves breeding and monitoring animals for the disease progression, behavioral tests and detailed record keeping.
  • Analysis of pathology of mouse models for ALS, which involves tissue harvesting, DNA, RNA, protein extraction, protein gel electrophoresis, Western blotting, tissue sectioning and immunohistochemistry and immunofluorescence staining.
  • The general requirement will also include writing standard operating procedures, scheduling work, analyzing data, writing reports, maintaining inventory, complying with all safety and infection control standards and working with Principal Investigator and other laboratory personnel harmoniously, cooperatively and effectively.

  

Responsibilities

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Perform a variety of laboratory experiments using both routine and special techniques and methods
  • Assist in more complex laboratory tasks
  • Collect, analyze, and process laboratory samples
  • Record results, organize data, and perform basic computations
  • Maintain laboratory supplies and equipment
  • Comply with all safety and infection control standards
  • Perform other duties as required.

 

 

Qualifications

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:  

  • Bachelor’s degree in Biological Science or equivalent experience
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office products
  • Ability to perform duties independently
  • Judgment and action skills required to solve commonly encountered problems

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor's degree in Biochemistry, Chemistry or Biology.

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:

Under the supervision of the Principal Investigator or designee

 

SUPERVISION EXERCISED: 

None

 

ENVIRONMENTAL WORKING CONDITIONS:

Wet chemistry laboratory, and may require appropriate contact with biohazards, radionuclides, toxins, animals, and human specimens. 

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