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Job Req ID:  10496

Laboratory Technician

Classified Title: Laboratory Technician 
Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CB 
Hourly Rate Range: $11.95 - $16.44
Employee group: Casual / On Call 
Schedule: Mon-Fri; 20 hrs/week 
Employee subgroup: S1 Hrly Non-Exmpt 
Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus 
Department name: 10002870-SOM ICE Stem Cell 
Personnel area: School of Medicine

General Summary:  The part-time position reports directly to Gabsang Lee in the Institute of Cell Engineering.  The Laboratory Technician will assist in the development and execution of several projects involving tissue culture, histology, molecular cloning, optogenetic studies, and/or data analysis in stem cell lab.  


Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  • Routine molecular biology, cell culture, and histology
  • Learning and operating software-controlled optogenetic equipment
  • Performs laboratory tests and/or experiments, which may include various assays, specialized techniques such as electrophoresis and basic tissue culture, following established procedures or protocols.
  • Operates requisite laboratory equipment and instruments; records data; maintains and makes minor adjustment to equipment.
  • Performs histological processing, including sectioning, staining, and image analysis.
  • Prepares solutions, reagents, and stains following standard laboratory formulas and procedures.
  • Prepares, cleans, sterilizes, and maintains laboratory equipment, glassware, and instruments used in research experiments.


Minimum Qualifications

High School Diploma/ GED with some science coursework.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Entry to medial level skills in Molecular and Cellular Biology is highly desirable. 
  • Detail-oriented and conscientious. 
  • Basic computer skills: Internet and email software, spreadsheet software, and word processing. 
  • Experience or interest in tissue culture, neuroscience, and engineering preferred.



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