Research Laboratory Technician I - Diabetes

Organization
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Job Location
Worcester, MA 01655
Job Description

GENERAL SUMMARY OF POSITION:

This lab focuses on combining stem cell biology and immunology to understand autoimmune diseases such as Type 1 Diabetes. We study development and immune responses in animal models and apply the finding to human pluripotent stem cell-based disease models. In this role you will assist in vitro and vivo studies under guidance of the principle investigators or designee.

 

 

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.

 

 

Requirements

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

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • BA/BS and research experience including molecular biology, some experience with mice, and tissue culture
  • Excellent communication, organizational and computer skills are essential
  • Animal and mouse handling experience will be a primary function of the job
  • Excellent understanding of molecular biology skills in the areas of DNA and RNA processing, and tissue culture skills
  • Attention to detail

 

 

 

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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