Job Req ID: 15044
The research in the Center for Neurogastroenterology is focused on the diseases inducing visceral pain, such as IBS, FD and chronic pancreatitis, and is hiring a Laboratory Technologist. Under the direct supervision of the Faculty and other senior staff in the Center of Neurogastroenterology, the laboratory technologist will perform a variety of both routine and complex research laboratory procedures in accordance with established standards and protocols. This individual will be expected to acquire a level of knowledge to properly perform experiments and analyze results, especially where results are abnormal or atypical.
The candidate will assist the research studies and will be responsible for making and maintaining buffers and reagents and will carry out conduct the designated cell culture and molecular biology experiments under supervision. Experience in immunohistochemical, cell culture, and routine molecular techniques. The position requires a highly-motivated applicant with a strong background in working with laboratory techniques.
Specific duties & responsibilities:
He or She will perform a variety of research laboratory techniques with primary focus on genetics and cell biology related to the study of gastrointestinal motility and pain disorders. Techniques to be performed include, but are not limited to: cell culture (including primary cells and/or stem cells), PCR, cloning, sequencing analysis, and gel electrophoresis. Various lab-based duties that he or she will perform include:
- Isolation and culture of intestinal cells from transgenic mice and from human samples
- Preparation of buffers and reagents required for cell culture.
- Performs and evaluates research methods under supervision.
- Documenting and reporting all experimental results
- Creating and maintaining stocks of all buffers, reagents, media, and antibodies.
- Operates appropriate equipment.
- Uses sterile techniques to avoid contaminating lab experiments. Be knowledgeable of and employ good tissue culture techniques.
- Uses various software applications, such as spreadsheets, relational databases, electronic mail, World Wide Web, statistical packages, and graphics packages to assemble, manipulate and/or format data and/or test reports.
Special knowledge, skills, and abilities:
- Must have the ability to read and interpret direction, both oral and written, organize and prioritize work and follow through on assignments.
- Must be able to work successfully as part of a team in a dynamic laboratory.
Bachelor’s degree in biology, chemistry, or related field required and some familiarity with basic laboratory research techniques is necessary. This work requires precision and attention to detail. Individual should have strong communication and interpersonal skills.
Some related post-undergraduate work experience preferred.
Classified Title: Research Technologist
Salary: $14.00 - $19.24
Department name: 10002808-SOM DOM Gastroenterology
Work Schedule/Hours: M-F 8:30-5:00
Location: 720 Rutland Avenue
Personnel area: School of Medicine
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