University of Massachusetts Medical School

Research Lab Tech I

US-MA-Worcester
4 weeks ago(11/20/2017 10:21 AM)
Requisition Number
2017-30038
# of Openings
1
Shift
Day
Exempt/Non-Exempt Status
Non Exempt
Union Code
Union Position-W28-SHARE

Overview

GENERAL SUMMARY OF POSITION: 

Positions are available in the Miller laboratory to investigate and extend the scope of bioluminescence for non-invasive imaging of specific biological processes and disease states in live cells and animals. Work in the lab is inherently multi-disciplinary and may include protein engineering, mouse imaging, culture of multiple cell lines, vector design, enzyme assays, chemical synthesis, and immunohistochemistry of tissues. Examples of recent lab efforts include bioluminescence imaging of gene expression and enzymatic activity in the brain [Nature Methods 11, 393 (2014); JACS 137, 8684 (2015); Angewandte Chemie 55, 4943 (2016)], detection of latent luciferase activity in fruit flies [PNAS 111, 4443 (2014)], and the development of new selective mutant luciferases and synthetic luciferin substrates [JACS 136, 13277 (2014); Angewandte Chemie 55, 4943 (2016)]. Motivated and inherently curious critical thinkers with experience in molecular biology, cell biology, biochemistry, neuroscience, and/or animal studies are particularly encouraged to apply.

 

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:

  • Molecular cloning, protein expression, mutagenesis, cell culture, mouse husbandry, immunohistochemistry, imaging, and biochemistry.

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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