Research Laboratory Technician II - Pathology

Organization
UMass Medical School
Job Location
Worcester, MA 01655
Job Description

GENERAL SUMMARY OF POSITION:

The goal of our research is to identify cellular and molecular mechanisms that control the antibody production and the maintenance of tolerance to commensal bacteria in the intestine.

This individual will work closely with the laboratory Principle Investigator in conducting original biomedical research in the field of immunology. In addition to experimentation, the Technician's duties will include managing laboratory supplies (inventorying stock, placing orders, and verifying receipt), assisting with equipment maintenance, attending and participating in group and project meetings.

 

The applicant should be motivated, enthusiastic, and inquisitive. Bachelor's Degree in Biology or a related field is required. Experience with cell culture and/or basic molecular biology techniques including cloning and PCR are preferred but not required.

A strong interest and formal coursework in immunology and/or microbiology is also preferred.

 

Under the direct supervision of a Principal Investigator or designee, the Research Lab Tech II performs and interprets routine and highly complex experiments.

 

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Performs a variety of laboratory experiments using both routine and special techniques and methods
  • May assist in the training of others
  • Provides input to improve current procedures, protocols, and/or methods
  • Writes standard operating procedures, schedules work, orders supplies, and maintains an adequate inventory of supplies, reagents, etc.
  • Prepares laboratory reagents, buffers, and media
  • Records results, organizes data and performs computations
  • Performs duties independently; requiring action and judgment to solve commonly encountered problems
  • Complies with all safety and infection control standards appropriate to this position
  • Perform other duties as required.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

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

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience with cell culture and/or basic molecular biology techniques including cloning and PCR are preferred but not required.

 

 

 

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:

Under the direct supervision of a 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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