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Job Req ID:  88196

Research Technologist

The Psychiatry Department is seeking a Research Technologist who will perform laboratory tasks and complete routine assays following common or established protocols and procedures. Under the general supervision of a faculty investigator, post-doctoral fellow or laboratory supervisor, this role is responsible for performing analyses and testing on animals (mice and rats), human fluids and/or tissue or cultured cell lines.


Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Uses basic understanding of theory behind experiments and applies basic analytical skills to implement assigned projects, and to identify and troubleshoot situations needing special attention.
  • Collects, compiles and analyzes data using basic word processing and spreadsheet (Microsoft Office) computer programs.
  • Follows established procedures or protocols and utilizes aseptic technique to perform laboratory tests and/or experiments which may include: biohazard/radiation handling, basic cell and tissue culture, cell separation methods, electrophoretic separations, basic molecular biology, or other specialized histology and biochemistry techniques.
  • Will utilize in vivo models (rats and mice) in experiments and perform small animal surgery and behavioral testing.
  • Monitors inventory levels, orders materials and supplies in accordance with established policies and procedures, counts orders upon receipt, ensures compliance with regulatory agencies and committees for laboratory safety and animal care.
  • Provides basic animal husbandry for mouse and rat colonies.
  • In the behavioral core, monitors and orders supplies and maintains the behavior rooms.
  • Shall perform other duties as are consonant with this position under the direction of the Supervisor.


Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):

  • Bachelor's Degree in Neuroscience, Biology, Chemistry or related scientific field.


* 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 undergraduate or post-undergraduate basic science laboratory work experience preferred.


Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Work requires basic use of scientific methods, procedures and techniques gained through previous training and experience.


Physical Requirements:

  • Sitting in a normal seated position for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs.
  • Reaching by extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction.
  • Finger dexterity required to manipulate objects with fingers rather than with whole hand(s) or arm(s), for example, using a keyboard, operating a pipette, or using fine surgical instruments.
  • Communication skills using the spoken word.
  • Ability to see within normal parameters.
  • Ability to hear within normal range.


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: M-F 8:30 am -5:00 pm 
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt 
Location: School of Medicine Campus 

Department name: SOM Psy Behavioral Neuroscience 
Personnel area: School of Medicine


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


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The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.


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