University of Massachusetts Medical School

  • Research Lab Tech I

    Minimum Salary US-MA-Worcester
    Job Location 1 month ago(5/14/2018 2:45 PM)
    Requisition Number
    2018-31010
    # of Openings
    1
    Posted Date
    Day
    Shift
    Non Exempt
    Exempt/Non-Exempt Status
    Union Position-W28-SHARE
  • Overview

    GENERAL SUMMARY OF POSITION: 

     

    The Kaufman laboratory in the Department of Molecular, Cell, and Cancer Biology at the University of Massachusetts Medical School is searching for a Research Lab Technician candidate for a new NIH-funded project. We will be studying the interplay of proteins involved in genome organization and genome stability, using molecular, cell biological and genomic methods. A competitive salary and excellent benefits package will be provided commensurate with experience.

     

    The Research Technician will contribute directly to the central research programs of the laboratory. They will perform gene depletion and deletion experiments to analyze the functions. We are particularly interested in chromosomal proteins involved in the three-dimensional organization of the human genome and defense mechanisms against genotoxic stress. Molecular mapping of active domains and biochemical experiments to explore mechanisms will follow. In addition to experimental duties, the Research Technician will contribute to laboratory organization and stock maintenance.

     

    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. 

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