Research Projects (0.2 FTE): â— Write and update a plan for each undergraduate student’s lab project. â— Supervise undergraduate student work â— Record laboratory research protocols and standard operating procedures. â— Train students on the lab protocols. â— Help where needed with graduate and postdoctoral student projects (troubleshooting, organization and wet lab work) Budget, Supplies & Ordering (0.2 FTE): â— Keep track of chart strings for different projects. â— Prepare budgets for grant submission. â— Order necessary supplies based on projects. â— Maintain a list of standard lab supplies and items. â— Keep track of orders and forward invoices appropriately. Lab Bench-work (0.4 FTE): â— Understand how to isolate and handle DNA & RNA properly in the laboratory. â— Confidently perform all standard lab protocols on your own. â— Maintain all lab equipment and contact information for repair. â— Understand spectrophotometry and its relationship to nucleic acid preparations. â— Understand how to store different tissues and isolates at appropriate temperatures. Organization & Databases (0.2 FTE): â— Help lab members with access to calendars, electronic folders, lab and building â— Manage the laboratory email account â— Coordinate with outside laboratories for sending and receiving samples. â— Keep track of all incoming samples in appropriate databases â— Maintain freezer organization so researchers can locate samples â— Organize protocol reagents and supplies for easy access and ease of ordering. â— Keep copies of sample databases and organize electronic folders with relevant documentation across projects.
All required qualifications must be documented on application materials
Bachelor’s degree in biology, chemistry, biochemistry, genetics, molecular genetics, molecular or cellular biology, or related fields by start date and have two years of relevant scientific experience or a combination of education and relevant scientific experience totaling 6 years.
Must have strong laboratory bench work, familiarity with basic office software (Word, Excel) and strong organizational skills are necessary.
Basic laboratory bench techniques (e.g., DNA and RNA isolation, PCR, gel electrophoresis, DNA sequence analysis) are also desired.
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