The Biology Dept. is seeking a Research Technologistwho will work in an established laboratory investigating epigenetic mechanisms in regulating animal development using molecular biology, genetics and cell biology techniques in both cultured cells/tissues/organoids and using in vivo animal models.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
After entry-level training under the general supervision of a faculty investigator or a laboratory supervisor, the incumbent will be responsible for performing laboratory tasks and completing routine assays following common or established protocols and procedures.
This role will be supporting experiments which will involve culturing and crossing fruit flies and C. elegans, propagation of bacterial/cell/tissue culture, plasmid constructions, gel electrophoresis, immunohistochemically staining of cells and tissue, and dissections of tissues.
Special Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Knows the informal policies, procedures and practices necessary to conduct the normal function of a specific work area.
Is aware of the role of the position and its potential impact on the working unit.
Completes annual university biohazard/universal precaution safety training, as appropriate.
Near vision to see objects clearly within 20 inches.
Sharp focus to adjust vision when doing close work that changes in distance from eyes.
Full spectrum vision to identify and distinguish color.
Work produced is subject to precise measures of quantity and quality.
Finger dexterity required to manipulate objects with fingers rather than with whole hand(s) or arm(s), for example, using a keyboard and forceps.
Handling by seizing, holding, grasping, turning or otherwise working with the hand or hands, but without finger dexterity.
Sitting in a normal seated position for extended periods of time.
Ability to move about.
Occasional lifting, carrying objects weighing 10 lbs. or less.
Occasional pushing, pulling objects weighing 30 lbs. or less.
Biohazardous conditions such as the risk of exposure to fumes or airborne particles, and/or toxic or caustic chemicals may be present in this work environment which mandate attention to safety considerations.
Bachelor's Degree in Biology, Chemistry or related field.
At least two years of laboratory experience performing relevant techniques, through class work in molecular biology, cell biology, biochemistry, chemistry, microbiology and/or genetics.
Additional relevant laboratory experience acquired through research activities is very desirable.
Classified Title: Research Technologist Role/Level/Range: ACRO37.5/02/CC Starting Salary Range: Min $15.50 - Max $26.00 HRLY ($30,225 targeted; Commensurate with experience) Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M-F, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: Homewood Campus Department name: Biology Personnel area: School of Arts & Sciences
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