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Job Req ID:  63017

Laboratory Technician

The Environmental Health and Engineering Department is seeking a Laboratory Technician  in the lab, who will focus on development of Alternatives to Animal Testing. The main area of the research in the laboratory is neurotoxicity and developmental neurotoxicity with link to autism and Parkinson’s disease. The research is focused on in vitro methods entirely. In particular: development of in vitro 3D brain organotypic cultures (brain organoids), iPSC cultures, metabolomics, toxicity testing of potential neurotoxicants in brain organoids. International environment.


Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

  • The applicant will be responsible for general maintenance of the laboratory such as performing cell culture work, routinely check and order laboratory supplies, perform laboratory safety evaluations, maintain laboratory space, equipment and inventory in an appropriate and professional manner
  • The applicant will be supporting the PhD students, PostDocs and faculty in the lab by taking care of the iPSC, neural progenitor cells and 3D brain organoid cultures, performing immunohistochemistry, RNA isolation and Real-Time PCRs.


Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):

  • High School Diploma/GED with some science coursework.
  • Cell culture experience, aseptic technique, and basic wet laboratory operations such as RNA isolation, Real-time PCR, and western blot are desired. 


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Training Certificate from Technical Institute preferred. Certificate from technical institute or internship experience preferred.
  • BS in Biology, Biochemistry, Pharmacology or a related discipline is desired. Preferably at least one year of work experience in the cell culture laboratory. The knowledge of SAP will be encouraged.


Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Skills in maintenance of iPSC are neural cell cultures are desired but not required.


Classified Title: Laboratory Technician
Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CB 
Starting Salary Range: $15.00 - $18.50/hr (commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: Mon - Fri, 37.5 
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt  
Location: School of Public Health  
Department name: Ctr for Alternatives to Animal Testing 

Personnel area: School of Public Health


The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.


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