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Job Req ID:  87937

Research Technologist

The Vascularized and Composite Allotransplantation (VCA) Laboratory is searching for a Research Technologist to assist with key experimental and organizational support to the daily activities of the lab. This individual will work under the close supervision of the Associate Scientific Director. Laboratory activities include support in the preparation and maintenance of cell cultures and execution of in vivo and in vitro functional tests, and handling of rodent animals. Responsibilities include guaranteeing proper function, storage and cleaning of lab equipment and instruments. Typically works with biohazardous materials. Finally, the Research Technician will assist the laboratory manager in maintaining supplies inventory and ordering.


Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Assists with a variety of experiments where methodologies are established including tissue harvesting, isolation of cell population, cell culture, preparation of samples for flow cytometry, DNA extraction, PCR, RT-PCR, and develops or assists in the development of new techniques as needed.
  • Assists in generating and analyzing data for grant submission and/or publication.
  • Prepares, cleans, sterilizes, stores, and maintains laboratory equipment, glassware and instruments used in research experiments.
  • Monitors inventory levels and orders material and supplies in accordance with established policies and procedures.
  • Prepares solution, reagents, and stains following standard laboratory formulas and procedures. 
  • Works collaboratively with research fellows, post-docs, medical students, and other laboratory personnel and is keen to troubleshoot.
  • Attends required weekly didactic research meetings.
  • Performs miscellaneous related 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.


Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Lab Skills

  • Experience in using micropipettes and sterile tissue culture techniques; working with various chemicals and familiar with safety compliance; experience in molecular techniques (like ELISA, PCR); proficient at making dilutions; working with enzyme reactions; experience with handling rodents preferred.


Computer Skills

  • Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint; basic experience using Microsoft office.


Technical Qualifications or Specialized Certifications:

  • HIPAA for Research (will train if hired).


Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to travel to off-campus locations for meetings and training. 


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: Variable hours, Monday thru Friday 
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt 
Location: ​​​​​​​School of Medicine Campus 

Department name: SOM PRS Research 
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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