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Job Req ID:  89056

Research Technologist

The Department of Biological Chemistry is seeking a Research Technologist who will, after training under the general supervision of the Faculty Investigator, be responsible for independently performing routine procedures and protocols in a research laboratory and contribute to the general maintenance of the laboratory, equipment and supplies.


Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Operate and maintain basic laboratory equipment, such as centrifuges, pH meter, analytical balance, spectrophotometer, light microscope, and/or biosafety cabinets; perform standard procedures for standard laboratory assays; perform aseptic technique effectively.
  • Performs standard genetic, microbiology, molecular biology, cellular biology, and biochemical techniques such as PCR, cloning, cell culture, growth assays, western blots, microscopy as well as perform quantitative analyses and other functional assays directly related to the research project.
  • Collect and record data according to established protocols and maintain accurate up-to-date records. The employee will be expected to acquire a level of knowledge to properly execute experiments and analyze results.
  • Responsible for general laboratory maintenance; preparing solutions, reagents and media following defined laboratory protocols; inventory supplies on a weekly basis, order materials and supplies as necessary in accordance with established procedures; stock supplies upon receipt.
  • Operate lab computers for data entry and maintain complete and up-to-date strain, reagent and chemical lists.
  • Exchange data and other information in an appropriate manner, requiring good oral and written communication skills.
  • Promote a collaborative, cooperative work environment.
  • Comply with biohazard safety standards through proper handling of potentially hazardous chemical and biological agents in the workplace and complete annual university biohazard safety training, as appropriate.
  • Identify and report problems in completing routine lab procedures.


This description is a general statement of required major duties and responsibilities performed on a regular and continuous basis. It does not exclude other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):

  • Bachelor's Degree in Biology, Chemistry or related 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 post-undergraduate work experience preferred.


Additional Information:

  • The work environment may include areas of unpleasant extremes of cold or heat and biohazardous conditions such as the risk of fumes or airborne particles, and/or toxic or caustic chemicals and/or safety level 2 biological agents and/or reagents which mandate attention to safety considerations.


Physical Requirements:

  • Performing the duties outline for this position requires precise measures of quantity and quality; near vision to see objects clearly within 20 inches.
  • The ability to move about and sit in a normal seated position for extended periods of time; occasionally lifting and/or carrying objects weighing 10 lbs. or less and occasionally pushing and/or, pulling objects weighing 30 lbs. or less.
  • Handling by seizing, holding, grasping, turning or otherwise working with the hands; finger dexterity required to manipulate objects with fingers, for example, using a keyboard, pipette, pipette aid, opening/closing small snap-cap and screw-cap tubes.


Classified Title: Research Technologist
Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CC 
Starting Salary Range: $15.00 - $20.00/hr (commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Casual / On Call 
Schedule: M-F, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm 
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt 
Location: School of Medicine Campus 

Department name: BiolChem Fac/Staff 
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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