Utilizes solid foundation in basic laboratory techniques and experience with techniques associated with molecular biology and immunology. Capable of exercising independent judgment while participating in the planning of studies and evaluating results.
Specific duties & responsibilities:
Participates in planning studies and evaluating/interpreting test results utilizing detailed knowledge of research laboratory procedures and practices involving modern molecular immunology. These lab-based duties will include:
Responsible for the processing of blood samples from patients in various clinical research studies.
Be able to perform routine laboratory technique using sterile technique. Exercise good judgment and assume responsibility for decisions, consequences and results.
Isolation and manipulation of human blood cells
Multicolor flow cytometry analysis
Computer based analysis of flow cytometry data
Assays of cellular immune function
Independent troubleshooting of technical and experimental issues
Selects, develops, performs and evaluates research methods; operates appropriate equipment.
Uses sterile techniques to avoid contaminating lab experiments. Be knowledgeable of and employ good tissue culture techniques.
Uses various software applications, such as spreadsheets, relational databases, electronic mail, World Wide Web, statistical packages, and graphics packages to assemble, manipulate and/or format data and/or test reports.
Uses good practices for data record keeping and analysis
Uses universal safety precautions to protect self and co-workers from biohazardous materials, including blood-borne pathogens.
Monitors inventory levels and proper storage of materials and supplies in accordance with established policies and procedures.
Keeps current knowledge of vendors and suppliers of materials specific to the laboratory requirements. Interacts with company representatives and obtaining quotations
Is responsible for ordering lab supplies and equipment.
Minimum qualifications (mandatory): Requires bachelor’s degree in one of the biological sciences, and experience performing relevant techniques helpful.
Special knowledge, skills, and abilities: ELISA assays, western blot, PCR, tissue culture.
Classified Title: Research Technologist Working Title: Research Technologist Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CC Starting Salary Range: $14.14 - $19.44 Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M-F. 8:30-5:00 Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus Department name: 10002797-SOM DOM Bay Rheumatology Personnel area: School of Medicine
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