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Job Req ID:  93158

Research Technologist

General Summary:

Under the general supervision of a faculty investigator in the Division of Cardiology, the Research Technologist is responsible for independently performing routine and esoteric assays in the investigation of the effect of various genetic mutations on thrombosis. He/she will be expected to organize and present data to the faculty investigator. Additional responsibilities will include contributing to general maintenance of the laboratory, equipment, and supplies.


Duties and Responsibilities:

Follow established procedures and utilizes appropriate technique to perform experiments associated with investigating the role of candidate gene mutations in thrombosis and hemostasis. Includes, but not limited to:

  1. Perform gene expression assays and assist in molecular cloning experiments.
  2. Maintain human endothelial and hepatocyte cell lines and execute cell-based assays and experiments.
  3. Perform standard protein assays to determine the effects of experimental manipulations on target protein levels.
  4. Assist in small animal model husbandry and experiments.
  5. Learn basic laboratory techniques such as pipetting, buffer and reagent preparation, pH determination, qPCR, RT-qPCR, western blotting, ELISA spectrophotometric absorbance determination and fluorescence detection.
  6. Operate basic laboratory equipment such as centrifuge, pH meter, analytical balance, scintillation counter, light and/or fluorescence microscope, microplate reader, plate washer and biological safety cabinet. This person may also utilize sophisticated instrumentation, spectrophotometer, thermal cycler, flow cytometer, and laboratory automation solutions/robotics. Responsible for operation of lab computers for data entry.
  7. Maintain accurate data records and laboratory notebook. Maintains and makes necessary adjustments to equipment, e.g. calibrating, alignment. Prepares solutions, reagents, and stains following standard laboratory formulas and procedures. Along with the laboratory supervisor, works to develop and institute standard operating procedures.



Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in biology, chemistry or related field
  • Knowledge in biochemistry and cellular and molecular biology.
  • Proficiency in both written and verbal scientific communication. 


  • Preferred Qualifications
    • Prior small animal research experience is a plus but not required.
    • Some related post-undergraduate work experience preferred

     


     

     

    Classified Title: Research Technologist 
    Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CC  
    Starting Salary Range: Commensurate with experience 
    Employee group: Full Time 
    Schedule: M-F 8:30am - 5:00pm 
    Exempt Status: Non-Exempt 
    Location: School of Medicine Campus
    Department name: SOM DOM Cardiology 
    Personnel area: School of Medicine 

     

     

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