Experienced research technologist needed to manage daily operations of research laboratory developing novel DNA/RNA/protein sequencing technology tools.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
We are seeking qualified individuals to support research projects in sequencing technology development. The primary focus of the lab is the development and application of DNA, RNA, and protein sequencing technologies using computational and experimental techniques.
Work requires basic use of scientific method, procedures and techniques; though training will be provided, previous experience/training is preferred. Basic understanding of theory behind experiments and application of basic analytical skills will be used to implement assigned projects, and to identify and troubleshoot situations needing special attention.
Primarily, the position involves following established procedures or protocols and using sterile technique to perform laboratory tests and/or experiments including but not limited to: DNA/RNA extraction, PCR, qPCR, bisulfite next-generation sequencing, single molecule sequencing technologies, chromatin immunoprecipitation, gel electrophoresis and imaging, confocal and widefield fluorescent microscopy, cell culture, microfluidic construction, and electrophysiology single-channel measurement.
Contributes to general maintenance of the laboratory, equipment and supplies.
Prepares solutions, reagents, and stains following standard lab formulas and procedures.
Utilizes aseptic technique to culture eukaryotic and bacterial cell lines. Maintains and makes minor adjustments to equipment, e.g. calibrating, alignment. Monitors inventory levels, orders materials and supplies in accordance with established policies and procedures, counts orders upon receipt.
Minimum Qualifications (mandatory):
Bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering, biophysics, biology, or related field required.
Some related post-undergraduate work experience and/or Master’s degree preferred.
Experience with Linux, R, and/or Python in a bioinformatics context preferred but not required.
Experience planning, executing, and troubleshooting projects preferred.
Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Proficiency in laboratory methods/techniques associated with biochemistry, analytical chemistry, basic cellular and molecular biology, and physical chemistry preferred.
Excellent time management, communication, and organizational skills are required, as position requires extensive multi-tasking
Classified Title: Research Technologist Role/Level/Range: ACRO37.5/02/CC Starting Salary Range: $14.14 to $19.44 per hour Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday through Friday Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: 01-MD:Homewood Campus Department name: 10001485-Department of Biomedical Engineering Personnel area: Whiting School of Engineering
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