Researchers at the Center for Statistical Genetics in the Neurology Department are searching for a qualified research technician to aid in a research project focused on the genetic background of various Mendelian diseases, such as neurodevelopmental disorders, hearing loss, skeletal disorders and rare pediatric diseases. The applicant should have appropriate experience and lab skills in basic molecular biology techniques. Duties will include, but will not be limited to: DNA extraction, PCR, and Sanger sequencing. The applicant will also participate in ordering of lab supplies and data analysis.
Participate in molecular biology experiments
Manage and organize a large number of biological specimens
Work independently and in a team of scientists
Ordering lab supplies/equipment
Help manage the maintenance of clean and organized work space
Data analysis and basic bioinformatic analysis of laboratory experiments
Two years of college or a completed A.A. program with an emphasis in chemistry, biology or physics or the equivalent in education, training and experience.
Pipetting skills and skills in basic molecular biology techniques
Experience in DNA sequencing and analysis
Effective communication, organization and documentation skills
Analytical skills and ability to resolve technical problems and interpret acceptability of data results
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
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