University of Massachusetts Medical School

Research Lab Tech I

Minimum Salary US-MA-Worcester
Job Location 2 months ago(12/28/2020 8:10 AM)
Requisition Number
2020-36274
# 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

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. 

Additional Information

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Molecular biology experience and/or
  • Microbiology experience and/or
  • Tissue-culture experience

Soil-transmitted nematodes are parasitic worms, such as hookworm, roundworm, and whipworm. These infections can deprive the body of blood and nutrients, disproportionately affecting populations living in poverty primarily due to morbidity associated with malnutrition and anemia, leading to severe stunting in hundreds of millions of children.  Severe anemia in pregnancy is a significant contributor to maternal mortality.  New and better drugs are needed to cope with these parasites.  This research will focus on screening, discovering, testing, studying, and preparing for pre-clinical trials new drugs for treating these parasitic infections.   Looking for dynamic individuals to join our team with a strong desire and work ethic to improve the lives of billions of the poorest people and to be involved with a prestigious GHIT global health grant.

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