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Job Req ID:  73357

Research Technologist

The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology is seeking a Research Technologist  who will perform cutting-edge research into the physiology of fungal pathogens. The start date is negotiable and can range from January-May 2022. The lab is dedicated to the study of micronutrients and antioxidants in fungal biology and fungal pathogenesis. Equally important to our mission is the training of the next generation of microbiology researchers. Our goal is to lessen the public health burden of infectious disease through science.


Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Designing and performing laboratory experiments, both independently, and 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 manuscripts.
  • Maintaining and organizing the lab, including keeping track of supplies and reagents, and ordering and stocking the lab.


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.


Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Biological sciences, Chemistry or related field is required.


Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date. 


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Some related post-undergraduate work experience preferred.
  • Prior research experience in molecular biology and biochemistry is preferred, although not required.


Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Excellent organizational skills, communication, record keeping, and ability to take direction are very important.


Technical Qualifications or Specialized Certifications:

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office is required.
  • The technician should be competent in Excel, PowerPoint and Microsoft Word.


Physical Requirements:

  • 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 fungal and bacterial cultures.


Classified Title: Research Technologist
Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CC 
Starting Salary Range: $15.00 - $20.00/hr (commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: 40 hours a week 
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt 
Location: ​​​​​​​School of Public Health

Department name: ​​​​​​​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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