The research technologist will assist the PI to manage and maintain the PI’s laboratories for an active research environment. One third of the time will also be used to maintain research mouse colonies.
Note: This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
Primary duties and responsibilities for laboratory maintenance include managing and maintaining supplies and lab environment, upholding biosafety regulations, making and receiving purchase orders and organizing and archiving receipts, coordinating maintenance of equipment, etc. The PI shares the laboratory space and many common equipment with Dr. Kuruvilla of the Biology department. The research technologist also shares responsibilities with the technologist of Kuruvilla laboratory to manage and maintain shared supplies and lab environment.
Primary duties and responsibilities for animal maintenance include mouse genotyping, organizing mouse colony records, and importing/exporting mouse colonies. A willingness to work with mice is necessary and a basic understanding of molecular biology principles is recommended.
Lab Maintenance and Management:
• Stock and maintain lab chemicals
• Maintain common lab supplies, purchase, and make and receive purchase records
• Perform basic accounting tasks (weekly) includes collecting receipts, allocating funds on the PIs’ weekly statements, and working with the finance office to solve any accounting issues relating to lab expenses.
• Archive lab documents
• Dispose laboratory, specifically chemical waste
• Follow and enforce all laboratory safety protocols
• Prepare the labs for weekly lab safety inspections, the annual safety inspection, and semi-annual Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) inspection.
• Update and maintain the animal care and use protocol.
• Update and maintain all annual updates and registrations
• Coordinate maintenance of equipment
• General laboratory upkeep
Animal Maintenance and Management:
• Manage and maintain wild-type and mutant mouse colonies including bookkeeping mouse database, weaning, ear tagging, tail sample collection.
• Perform PCR genotyping and breeding of mice to maintain mouse colonies for laboratory experiments.
• Complete daily animal checks (check food/water levels and the mouse health).
Other Responsibilities Include:
• Train users on equipment, lab procedures and techniques.
• Perform other duties as needed.
Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):
Bachelor's degree in biology, chemistry or related field.
Some related post-undergraduate work experience preferred.
Previous lab experience is preferred.
Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Excellent organization skills are essential.
Ability to exercise professional judgment and good written and oral communication skills are desired.
A basic understanding of molecular biology principles is recommended.
Understanding of Balances, pH meters, spectrophotometers, centrifuges, ultracentrifuges, PCR machines, tissue culture equipment, microscopes, computers (Mac and PC).
Classified Title: Research Technologist Working Title: Research Technologist Role/Level/Range: ACRO37.5/02/CC Starting Salary Range: $14.14 to $19.44 per hour Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M-F, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: 01-MD:Homewood Campus Department name: 10001352-Biology Personnel area: School of Arts & Sciences
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