General Summary: Follows routine protocols under the close supervision of laboratory manager or a senior technician, performs laboratory tests utilizing requisite lab equipment and instruments, making minor adjustments as required. Typically works with biohazardous materials. Responsible for laboratory maintenance, preparing solutions and media and ordering supplies.
Please note: This position is not benefits eligible.
Duties and Responsibilities:
The Primary function of the Laboratory Technician is to process, package and ship biological specimens for the Division of Infectious Diseases research program.
Other duties and responsibilities are as follows:
Conducts a variety of experiments where methodologies are established including cell culture, DNA extraction, PCR, RT-PCR, and develops or assists in the development of new techniques as needed.
Responsible for calculating, transcribing and analyzing data using data analysis methods under the supervision of supervisor.
Assists in generating and analyzing data for grant submission and/or publication.
Prepares, cleans, sterilizes, and maintains laboratory equipment, glassware and instruments used in research experiments.
Monitors inventory levels and orders material and supplies in accordance with established policies and procedures.
Prepares solution, reagents, and stains following standard laboratory formulas and procedures.
Assists with processing clinical samples.
Required: High School diploma or GED.
Preferred: Experience in biological laboratory
Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Lab Skills- Experience in using micropipettes; working with various chemicals; running IR, PCR; working with different types of bacterial growth; running SDS-PAGE; making dilutions; working with enzyme reactions; protein separation in bovine blood.
Computer Skills- Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint; Basic experience using Microsoft Office.
Classified Title: Laboratory Technician Working Title: Laboratory Technician Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CB Starting Salary Range: $12.31 - $16.93 per hour Employee group: Casual / On Call Schedule: casual position Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus Department name: 10002794-SOM DOM Bay Infectious Disease Personnel area: School of Medicine
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