1. Performs equipment maintenance and repair. Modifies and adjusts equipment and apparatus according to experiment and specifications. 2. Creates instructional materials. Oversees and instructs support staff and students in laboratory techniques and equipment usage. 3. Performs specialized scientific/laboratory procedures and techniques. Formulates scientific solutions and media. 4. Maintains laboratory facilities and work areas. Orders supplies, equipment, and apparatus for laboratory experiments. 5. Performs additional functions incidental to laboratory activities.
Preferred Education: Advanced degree in Public Health. Understanding of basic microbiology, BSL2 practices and molecular biology techniques. Exp. with human samples. Writing and maintaining SOPs and protocols. Exp. with laboratory techniques for pathogen detection from clinical samples including RNA/DNA extraction, qPCR, sample culturing. Exp. with sequencing approaches on Nanopore and Illumina platforms.
Preferred Education, Experience and Skills: Advanced degree in Public Health. Understanding of basic microbiology, BSL2 practices and molecular biology techniques. Exp. with human samples. Writing and maintaining SOPs and protocols. Exp. with laboratory techniques for pathogen detection from clinical samples including RNA/DNA extraction, qPCR, sample culturing. Exp. with sequencing approaches on Nanopore and Illumina platforms.
Required Skill/ability 5:
Meticulousness and accuracy in performing both lab procedures and record keeping to document laboratory practice and results. Self-motivated and willing to learn new techniques and procedures. Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office.
Posting Position Title: Laboratory Assistant 3
Required Skill/ability 3: Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to work independently and under minimal supervision. Ability to solve problems.
Work Week: Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)
University Job Title: Lab Assistant
Required Skill/ability 1: Understanding of basic microbiology related to BS2 practices or knowledge of molecular biology techniques.
Required Skill/ability 4: Ability to write, publish, and maintain SOPs and protocols. Excellent written and verbal communication skills with an ability and appreciation for handling sensitive data. Highly dependable, diligent, well-organized and detailed-oriented and be willing to work both independently and collaboratively.
Required Skill/ability 2: Well organized and able to exercise independent judgment and initiative as well as to establish priorities to accomplish daily tasks in an efficient manner.
Six years of related work experience, four of them in the same job family at the next lower level, and high school level education; or four years of related work experience and an Associate's degree; or little or no work experience and a Bachelor's degree in a related field; or an equivalent combination of experience and education.
Internal Number: 62161BR
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