Research Laboratory Technician I - Bioinformatics & Integrative Biology | GenomeWeb

Research Laboratory Technician I - Bioinformatics & Integrative Biology

Organization
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Job Location
Worcester, MA 01605
Job Description

GENERAL SUMMARY OF POSITION:

The Garber Lab in the Bioinformatics and Integrative Biology department has an exciting opportunity for an engaged and enthusiastic individual who wants to work at the forefront of genomics research. We have recently established a wet lab to characterize and perturb gene regulatory networks in human and mouse immune cells to understand how they change in response to foreign antigens. We seek an outstanding, dynamic, and dedicated technician who can quickly learn and execute the cutting-edge technologies we use in the lab to generate the comprehensive datasets that are analyzed by our own expert computation team.

 

Under the supervision of the Principal Investigator or designee, the Research Laboratory Technician I, performs a variety of specimen preparatory techniques, dry lab data collection, and routine laboratory maintenance.

 

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Ability to generate high-quality genomics data using the latest molecular methods, including RNA-seq, ChIP-seq, 3D chromatin structure mapping, CRISPR/Cas9 genome and epigenome engineering, protein purification, and single-cell sequencing.
  • Ability to present results to supervisor and in group meetings
  • Integrate and perform effectively with a mixed experimental and computational team
  • Training in established protocols/techniques will be provided.

 

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS INCLUDE:

  • Previous biology laboratory research experience (other than coursework)
  • Critical thinking, quantitative, and analysis skills
  • Enthusiasm for and dedication to the projects' success
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

 

 

 

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Perform a variety of laboratory experiments using both routine and special techniques and methods
  • Assist in more complex laboratory tasks
  • Collect, analyze, and process laboratory samples
  • Record results, organize data, and perform basic computations
  • Maintain laboratory supplies and equipment
  • Comply with all safety and infection control standards
  • Perform other duties as required.

 

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor's degree in Biological Science or equivalent experience
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office products
  • Ability to perform duties independently
  • Judgment and action skills required to solve commonly encountered problems

 

 

 

 

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS:

In your cover letter and resume, please specifically address how you meet (or exceed!) the above requirements

 

 

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:

Under the supervision of the Principal Investigator or designee

 

SUPERVISION EXERCISED:

None

 

ENVIRONMENTAL WORKING CONDITIONS:

Wet chemistry laboratory, and may require appropriate contact with biohazards, radionuclides, toxins, animals, and human specimens.

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