The Department of Radiology is seeking a full time Laboratory Technologist. The position involves the utilization of a solid foundation in wet laboratory techniques and specific experience with a rodent surgery, sterile cell culture, cell inoculations, histology, microscopy and molecular biology. Capable of exercising independent judgement while participating in the planning of experiments and evaluating and interpreting results. Will provide training to other individuals who may be assigned to the laboratory on a regular or temporary basis. Will be working with collaborating laboratories and might participate in the creation of manuscripts.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
Follows established protocols and utilizes aseptic technique to perform laboratory tests and/or experiments which MUST include: sterile cell culture, tumor cell inoculation, fluorescent microscopy, small animal surgery and perfusion, cryosectioning, and immunohistochemistry.
May identify and resolve common problems involved in routine cell culture and histology.
Capable of exercising independent judgment while participating in the planning of experiments and evaluating and interpreting results; operates appropriate laboratory equipment (e.g. cryostat, centrifuges, plate readers).
Prepares and maintains solutions, reagents, cell lines and stains following standard laboratory procedures.
Monitors inventory levels, orders materials and supplies in accordance with established policies and procedures.
Operates lab computers for data entry and maintains accurate data records.
Familiarity with the use of ImageJ image analysis software, and other software applications, such as MATLAB, statistical packages, and graphics packages to assemble, manipulate and/or format data and/or test reports is preferable, but not necessary.
Uses universal safety precautions to protect self and co-workers from biohazardous materials.
Monitors biohazard/radiation safety standards and proper handling of potentially hazardous chemical agents.
Keeps current knowledge of vendors and suppliers of materials specific to the laboratory requirements.
Monitors equipment performance and maintenance schedules.
May perform routine repair or replacement of standard parts.
Bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering, biology, chemistry, physics or related discipline.
Some related post-undergraduate work experience preferred.
Although experience in a comparable laboratory performing animal surgery etc. is preferable, candidates without prior experience and the requisite background will also be considered.
Work produced is subject to precise measures of quantity and quality.
Biohazardous conditions such as the risk of exposure, fumes or airborne particles, and/or toxic or caustic chemicals may be present in this work environment which mandate attention to safety.
Near vision to see objects clearly within 20 inches. Sharp focus to adjust vision when doing close work that changes in distance from eyes.
Full spectrum vision to identify and distinguish color.
Finger dexterity required to manipulate objects with fingers rather than with whole hand(s) or arm(s), for example, using microsurgical instruments.
Handling by seizing, holding, grasping, or otherwise working with the hands.
Occasionally lifting, carrying objects weighing 10 lbs. or less.
Occasionally pushing, pulling objects weighing 30 lbs. or less.
Ability to move about.
This description is a general statement of required major duties and responsibilities performed on a regular and continuous basis in a wet laboratory. It does not exclude other duties as assigned.
Classified Title: Laboratory Technologist Working Title: Laboratory Technologist Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/[[CC]] Starting Salary Range: $14.14-$19.44 Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday-Friday/8:30am-5:00pm/40 hours Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus Department name: 60006402-SOM Rad Cancer Imaging Research Personnel area: School of Medicine
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