The Cell Biology Department is seeking a Research Technologist who will design, perform, analyze and report on experiments that test a model, hypothesis or question in a specific area of biomedical research such as (but not limited to) biophysics, biochemistry, bioinformatics, cell biology, cognition, disease mechanisms, genetics, immunology, metabolism, microbiology, molecular biology, neuroscience, physiology, tissue engineering or virology.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
Responsibilities include basic research work appropriate to the lab (e.g., molecular biology, cell culture, microscopy, model organisms) plus related tasks and intellectual activities in the lab, and participation in PREP activities including but not limited to chalk-talks, project meetings and workshops.
Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):
Bachelor's Degree in Biology, Chemistry or related field.*
* Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date.
Some related post-undergraduate work experience preferred.
Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Understanding of basic experimental design and laboratory safety.
Willingness to learn and master new experimental methods and strategies.
Excellent communication skills, willingness to ask questions, and positive attitude.
The work environment may include temperature extremes such as cold-rooms (4-8oC), and/or biohazardous conditions such as the risk of fumes or airborne particles, and/or toxic or caustic chemicals and/or safety level 2 or higher biological agents and/or reagents which mandate special attention to safety considerations.
Performing the duties outlined for this position requires:
Precise measures of quantity and quality
Near vision to see objects clearly within 20 inches
The ability to move about and sit in a normal seated position for extended periods of time
Occasionally lifting and/or carrying objects weighing 10 lbs. or less and occasionally pushing and/or, pulling objects weighing 30 lbs. or less; handling by seizing, holding, grasping, turning or otherwise working with the hands
Finger dexterity required to manipulate objects with fingers, for example, using a keyboard, pipette, pipette aid, and opening/closing small snap-cap and screw-cap tubes.
Classified Title: Research Technologist Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CC Starting Salary Range: $15.00 - $20.00/hr (commensurate with experience) Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M-F, 8:30am-5:00pm Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: School of Medicine Campus Department name: SOM Cell Bio Cell Biology Personnel area: School of Medicine
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