University of Massachusetts Medical School

Research Laboratory Technician I - Pathology

US-MA-Worcester
1 week ago(12/6/2017 3:06 PM)
Requisition Number
2017-30122
# of Openings
1
Shift
Day
Exempt/Non-Exempt Status
Non Exempt
Union Code
Union Position-W28-SHARE

Overview

GENERAL SUMMARY OF POSITION: 

 

A Research Lab Tech I position is available in the Department of Pathology. The ideal candidate will possess a bachelor degree or above in a related subject area in biology.  In addition, the candidate will need to function well on an individual basis as well as in a team setting.  Strong communication skill (verbal and written) and the ability to learn and adapt to changing work demand are important.  Day to day responsibilities include handling of small experimental rodents (mice), performing basic molecular biology, biochemistry and cell biology experiments (e.g. PCR, Western blot, transfection, DNA cloning, tissue culture, flow cytometry) under the guidance and direction of the principal investigator, and simple clerical tasks such as reconciling purchase requisitions and placing orders for the laboratory. The position is for one year with benefits with potential to continue beyond one year contingent on funding availability.   

 

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

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Basic molecular biology laboratory techniques
  • Ability to work with mice

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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