University of Massachusetts Medical School

  • Research Lab Tech I

    Minimum Salary US-MA-Worcester
    Job Location 1 week ago(1/11/2019 1:40 PM)
    Requisition Number
    2019-32182
    # 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.

     

    Project title: Exploring metabolic vulnerabilities of cancer cells

     

    This individual will work closely with the laboratory Principle Investigator and other lab members in conducting original biomedical research in the field of cancer metabolism. In addition to experimentation, the Technician’s duties will include managing laboratory supplies (inventorying stock, placing orders, and verifying receipt), assisting with equipment maintenance, attending and participating in group and project meetings.

    The applicant should be motivated and inquisitive, with excellent organizational skills. A Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, Biochemistry, or Chemistry, or a related field and experience with cell culture and/or basic molecular biology techniques are preferred but not required. An ideal position for students applying to graduate or medical school programs in 2-3 years.

     

    Further information regarding the Kim laboratory can be found at https://www.umassmed.edu/mccb/kim-lab-website/

    Applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for references to dohoon.kim@umassmed.edu.

     

     

    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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