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Job Req ID:  94636

Research Technologist

The Department of Molecular Microbiology Immunology is seeking a Research Technologist  to work on the cellular and molecular biology of inflammation in the gut. This position requires experience in a general laboratory setting with strong set of basic skills such as cell culture, sterile technique and operation of basic laboratory equipment. Candidates with experience working with mice and/or mouse tissues, immunology and/or flow cytometry will be given preference.


Candidates should have good communication and problem-solving skills, be self-motivated, organized and display a strong attention to detail and persistent work ethic. After initial training, the successful candidate will perform experiments with minimal supervision. The position will involve work with mice and some human blood samples.


Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Isolation, culture, and analysis of mouse immune cells from various tissues using aseptic technique.
  • Preparation of samples for downstream applications such as, RNA-isolation/real-time PCR, flow cytometric assays, ELISA.
  • Flow cytometry sample acquisition.
  • Data analysis, data entry and data interpretation.
  • Maintenance and organization of biological samples and experimental methods/results.
  • Maintenance of laboratory supplies and laboratory equipment.
  • Present and discuss experimental results and troubleshoot as needed.
  • Maintain mouse colony and monitor health in accordance with USDA and AALAC guidelines.


Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Biological Sciences or equivalent.


* 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:

  • One-two years of laboratory experience in cell and/or molecular biology.          
  • Experience/interest in immunology and/or gut disease models.
  • Experience with flow cytometry, immunohistochemistry, real-time PCR.
  • Experience with mouse models and/or husbandry.
  • Experience working with human and mouse cells/tissues.


Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Independent and self-motivated, needing little to no supervision.
  • Highly organized and detail oriented.
  • Ability to manage multiple and competing priorities.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated strong, positive interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Working knowledge of Excel.
  • Willing to learn new techniques.
  • Willing to perform reasonable job duties even if not part of the job description, as assigned by the Principal Investigator.


Physical Requirements:

  • The candidate will be required to re-stock common lab supplies (e.g. plastics, glassware, buffers) and should be physically capable of these tasks.


Classified Title: Research Technologist 
Role/Level/Range: ACRO37.5/02/CC  
Starting Salary Range: Commensurate with experience  
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: 8:30am - 5:00pm 
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt 
Location: School of Public Health  
Department name: W Harry Feinstone Dpt Molec Mblgy Imlgy  
Personnel area: School of Public Health 


Please refer to the job description above to see which forms of equivalency are permitted for this position. If permitted, equivalencies will follow these guidelines:
30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.


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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