University of Massachusetts Medical School

  • Research Lab Tech I

    Minimum Salary US-MA-Worcester
    Job Location 2 weeks ago(10/31/2019 1:11 PM)
    Requisition Number
    2019-34103
    # 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.

     

    Overview

     

    We are seeking a highly motivated and organized Research Lab Tech to join us in developing new cures for intestinal nematode parasites (soil-transmitted helminths) and thereby advancing Global Health. Our laboratory is a world leader in studying and finding new cures for hookworm, roundworm, and whipworm parasites that are major causes of poverty worldwide with an estimated 1.5 billion children and women requirement treatment.   This is truly an opportunity to make a major positive impact in the world.  Enthusiastic candidates passionate about global health are encouraged to apply!

     

    The selected candidate will work with the life-cycle of parasitic nematodes and participate in treatment studies with research professor and postdoctoral fellows to develop and take to the clinic desperately needed new and more potent cures (80%). Selected candidate will also participate in general laboratory maintenance, including working with a state-of-the-art worm sorter and preparation/maintenance of reagents for general laboratory use (20%).

     

    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:

     

    A bachelor’s degree is required, preferably with formal study in molecular biology, biochemistry or chemistry. The candidate must be hard-working, responsible, organized and have strong communication and interpersonal skills, and be willing to work in a highly collaborative and open research environment.

     

    This is a full time position with flexible hours and offers competitive salary/fringe benefits, commensurate with experience. Applications from more senior research scientists and laboratory managers are also welcome.

     

    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, radionucleotides, toxins, animals, and human specimens. 

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