Posting Summary: The Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology and Oncology is seeking a Laboratory and Research Technician 1 to provide scientific and technical support for laboratory based research pertaining to the pathogenesis of Large Granular Lymphocyte (LGL) leukemia. Incumbent conducts experiments, collects, records, and verifies data, performs extremely sensitive molecular assays to detect genomic alterations in patient samples, reviews results and procedures, performs minor statistical analysis, processes human blood and tissue samples, prepares reagents, maintains cell cultures, and performs equipment maintenance. This person also assists senior researchers with experiments.
Qualified applicants must have a High School Diploma or equivalent and a minimum of one year of laboratory research experience. Student experience may be considered as documented in the application materials. A Bachelor's Degree in biology or other directly related scientific field may substitute for experience. Applicants must have the ability to perform data analysis, conduct laboratory experiments with limited supervision, collect and handle data or samples, and understand laboratory processes and procedures. Experience with standard molecular and cellular biology techniques preferred. Applicants must be certified or willing to become certified to work with human blood-borne pathogens in BSL2-enhanced lab environment as needed.
This position is restricted and contingent upon the continuation of funding.
Required Minimum Level of Education: High School Diploma or Equivalent Required
Preferred Minimum Level of Education: *Degree Preferred
Preferred Specific Degree/Training: Bachelor's Degree
Required Minimum Level of Experience: Some - up to 4 years
Required Specific Experience: Minimum of one year of lab experience, which may include student experience. A Bachelor's Degree in biology or other directly related scientific field may substitute for experience.
Preferred Minimum Level of Experience: Some - up to 4 years
Preferred Specific Experience: Experience with standard molecular and cellular biology techniques.
Preferred License or Certification: Certification to work with human blood-borne pathogens in BSL2-enhanced lab environment as needed. If not certified, must be willing to become certified.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 1. Ability to conduct laboratory experiments with limited supervision. 2. Ability to collect and handle data or samples. 3. Ability to understand laboratory process and procedures. 4. Ability to collect data or samples and perform data analysis.
Required Computer Applications: Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook).
Internal Number: 353_83739
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