University of Massachusetts Medical School

  • Research Lab Tech I

    Minimum Salary US-MA-Worcester
    Job Location 9 months ago(2/27/2018 9:37 AM)
    Requisition Number
    2018-30537
    # of Openings
    1
    Posted Date
    Day
    Shift
    Non Exempt
    Exempt/Non-Exempt Status
    Union Position-W28-SHARE
  • Overview

    The University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMASS Medical) is a group of diverse businesses that make a significant contribution and impact in higher education, medical research, healthcare consulting/delivery and biotechnology throughout the commonwealth and the world. 

     

    We were recognized by US News & World Report Rankings as one of the best graduate schools for Primary Care Education and rank in the top 10 percent in the nation!  At UMass Medical School, Commonwealth Medicine and MassBiologics, our commitment to excellence, diversity, competitive salary & benefits.  Work-life integration will allow you to build a professionally rewarding career as we work together to positively impact the health of people around the globe. 

     

     

     

    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.

     

    The lab is focused on understanding the immune response to the human bacterial pathogen Mycobacterium tuberculosis, which causes the disease tuberculosis. The successful candidate will join a team of investigators in using a variety of in vivo and in vitro models, to determine the cause of susceptibility to disease, and assess novel vaccine strategies and host-directed therapies that could be deployed against the disease. 

     

    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. 

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