University of Massachusetts Medical School

  • Research Lab Tech I

    Minimum Salary US-MA-Worcester
    Job Location 2 months ago(10/12/2018 12:39 PM)
    Requisition Number
    2018-31805
    # of Openings
    1
    Posted Date
    Day
    Shift
    Non Exempt
    Exempt/Non-Exempt Status
    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

    PREFERRED SKILLSET:

    • Performs routine and special procedures relating to histology, frozen sectioning of tissue specimens and immunohistochemistry for research projects.
    • Performs various laboratory techniques such as : the processing and embedding of tissue samples; prepare staining solutions and dilutions of antibodies; cutting paraffin-embedded  and frozen tissue; Staining tissue with routine histological stains; staining tissue with special staining, staining paraffin-embedded or frozen tissue with labeled antibodies (immunostaining) and /or different reagents for 

      In situ hybridization techniques. 

    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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