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Job Req ID:  93842

Research Technologist

General Summary:

After entry-level training under the general supervision of a faculty investigator or laboratory supervisor the Research Technologist is responsible for independently performing molecular immunologic and cell culture experiments in a research laboratory and for contributing to general maintenance of the laboratory equipment and supplies.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Follow established procedures or protocols and utilize aseptic technique to perform experiments associated with virology and immunology. These may include:
  • Perform various biological assays to explore mechanisms influencing viral outcome and infectivity: nucleic acid extraction gel electrophoresis real-time PCR ELISA cell culture transfection molecular cloning western blotting sequencing in vitro viral infection Luciferase assay etc.
  • Operate basic laboratory equipment: centrifuge pH meter analytical balance spectrophotometer microscope and/or utilize laminar flow hood. This person may also utilize sophisticated instrumentation such as flow cytometer thermal cycler plate washer/reader pipettes and luminometer. Maintains and makes minor adjustments to equipment e.g. calibrating alignment.
  • Collect organize and maintain accurate data records with excellent attention to detail. Operate lab computers for data entry.
  • Prepare solutions reagents and stains following standard laboratory formulas and procedures.
  • Monitor inventory of lab materials and supplies in accordance with established policies and procedures.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in biology, chemistry or related field

  • Preferred Qualifications
    • Some related post-undergraduate work experience preferred
    • Basic Microsoft Office Suite experience helpful




    Classified Title: Research Technologist 
    Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CC  
    Starting Salary Range: Commensurate with experience 
    Employee group: Full Time 
    Schedule: M-F 09:30-06:00 
    Exempt Status: Non-Exempt 
    Location: School of Medicine Campus 
    Department name: SOM DOM Infectious Disease  
    Personnel area: School of Medicine 



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