University of Massachusetts Medical School

Research Lab Tech I

US-MA-Worcester
1 month ago
Requisition Number
2017-29765
# of Openings
1
Shift
Day
Exempt/Non-Exempt Status
Non Exempt
Union Code
Union Position-W28-SHARE

Overview

GENERAL SUMMARY OF POSITION: 

Under the supervision of the Principal Investigator or designee, the Research Laboratory Technician I, performs a variety of specimen preparatory techniques, dry lab data collection, and routine laboratory maintenance.

 

 

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

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. 

Additional Information

GENERAL SUMMARY OF POSITION: 

  • The Program in Systems Biology (PSB) is one of the newest initiatives of the University of Massachusetts Medical School’s growing research community, and aims to explore the mechanisms and principles of biological complexity.
  • The Walhout lab wishes to understand gene regulatory networks and how these networks adapt to different conditions. We use systems biology approaches to dissect metabolic and regulatory networks and the interactions between them. These approaches combine high-quality and large-scale genetic and biochemical data sets and uses computational modeling to integrate the data such that the organizing principles and emergent properties of biological systems are unveiled. To examine gene regulatory networks we mainly use the worm C. elegansas a model organism. Worms are highly adaptable, easy to manipulate, and have many analogs in human genetics. Furthermore, there are many genetic tools and worm-specific techniques that are not available for studying higher eukaryotes. Using these tools we wish to define two main areas of biology: the structure, function and evolution of biological networks, and systems-level nutritional regulatory networks. 
  • This position will support work in the area of gene regulatory and metabolic networks, working with C. elegans.  Experience with C. elegans preferred but not required.  Excellent time management and communication skills as well as attention to detail are critical to success in this position. 
  • Under the supervision of the Principal Investigator or designee, the Research Laboratory Technician I, performs a variety of specimen preparatory techniques, dry lab data collection, and routine laboratory maintenance.

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience with C. elegans preferred  

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