Under the general supervision of a faculty investigator, the individual will be responsible for performing laboratory tasks and complete routine assays following common or established protocols and procedures. Additionally, must be capable of exercising independent judgment while participating in the planning of experiments and evaluating and interpreting results.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
With direction from Dr. Ranek and assistance from other lab members as necessary, the research technologist will be expected to set-up experiments based on defined standards, the collection of project data, analyzing and interpreting results, making conclusions based on the collected data, and designing follow-up experiments.
Utilizing standard procedures and developed laboratory protocols, the position will be required to run lab tests and complete measurements as assigned.
Use of basic scientific knowledge to learn techniques/methods of the lab and/or new techniques/methods.
Utilize standard laboratory tasks and/or the completion routine assays following common or established protocols and procedures, some of the ongoing projects in the lab are currently developing new techniques or ways to use current technology in our research.
Additionally, will be expected to gain problem solving skills through progressive training, understanding of the research, and experience.
The research technologist may also play a role in experiments/projects that utilize animal models. This role will include both project specific animal procedures as well as assisting with maintaining the lab’s own mouse colonies. Any required training for this aspect of the job will be provided by the laboratory or through resources available at the University.
As a staff member of the research team, the position may also be asked to prepare, test, and maintain standard laboratory equipment. Additionally, performing related laboratory maintenance, monitoring inventory of supplies, cleaning equipment, and/or ordering of research/laboratory supplies may be required. An interest in helping train and direct students in the laboratory for rotations or summer projects is highly desired, though not required.
As a member of the Ranek Laboratory, the Research Technologist will be expected to present research findings and data at regularly occurring lab meetings. Will also be asked to help write and/or compile data/figures for peer-reviewed as well as potentially present research findings and data at research conferences as directed by the laboratory investigators.
The laboratory is part of a team of collaborating scientists in numerous departments, and seeks to leverage this collective expertise to make an impact on understanding and treating cancers. Therefore, the research technologist will play an important role in the RanekLaboratory, but will also work within a greater team of highly collaborative and engaging physicians and researchers.
Minimum Qualifications (mandatory):
BS/BA, or equivalent, in biology, chemistry or related field required.
Some related post-undergraduate work experience/previous lab experience preferred.
Classified Title: Research Technologist Working Title: Research Technologist Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CC Starting Salary Range: $14.14-$19.44 per hour Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday-Friday/ 40 hours per week Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus Department name: 10002805-SOM DOM Cardiology Personnel area: School of Medicine
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