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Job Req ID:  44176

Research Technologist

General Summary/Purpose

The Research Technologist will perform cutting-edge research into the mechanisms of drug resistance in breast cancer. The start date is negotiable and can range from January-March 2021. The lab is dedicated to the study of therapeutic resistance in breast cancer. Equally important to our mission is the training of the next generation of cancer researchers. Our goal is to lessen the public health burden of breast cancer through science.

The research technologist has the opportunity to work on one or more of several projects available in the lab focusing on transcriptional control of resistance, therapeutic vulnerabilities of resistant cancer, and large-scale oncogene variant-to-function efforts.


Specific Duties & Responsibilities

Performing laboratory experiments following instruction or established protocols, as part of a collaborative scientific team. Documenting, compiling, and analyzing experimental data accurately. Participating in regular lab and small group meetings. Reporting findings in oral and written formats, including maintaining an updated laboratory notebook. Maintaining and organizing the lab, including keeping track of supplies and reagents, and ordering and stocking the lab.




Minimum Qualifications (Required)

Bachelor’s degree in biological sciences, chemistry or related field is required.


Preferred Qualifications

Prior research experience in a laboratory setting is preferred, although not required. 

We are looking for candidates who work well with others, are enthusiastic to learn, and motivated to contribute to the scientific and mentorship goals of the lab.

Some related post-undergraduate work experience preferred.


Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Materials, machines and/or equipment used on the job include balances, pH meters, centrifuges, electrophoresis system, microscopes, UV and visible spectroscopy, and incubators for growing mammalian cell lines and bacterial cultures.

Classified Title: Research Technologist 
Working Title: Research Technologist  ​​​​​
Role/Level/Range: ACRO37.5/02/CC 
Starting Hourly Pay Rate Range: $15 - $19.44/ Commensurate with experience
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: Monday - Friday, 37. 5 hrs per week 
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt  
Location: 05-MD:School of Public Health 
Department name: 10001066-Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 
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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