The research in the Center for Neurogastroenterology is focused on the diseases that cause intestinal dysmotility and is hiring a Laboratory Research Technologist. Under the direct supervision of the Faculty and other senior staff in the Center of Neurogastroenterology, the laboratory technologist will be responsible for standardizing and establishing protocols for culturing cells from mouse and human intestinal tissue. This individual will be expected to acquire a level of knowledge to properly perform experiments and analyze results, especially where results are abnormal or atypical.
The candidate will assist with the research studies and will be responsible for processing human samples of surgical resections of the gastrointestinal tract and skin biopsies for establishing primary cultures and for immunohistochemical analyses.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities: He or She will perform a variety of research laboratory techniques with primary focus on the cell biology related to the study of gastrointestinal motility and pain disorders. Techniques to be performed include but are not limited to: cell culture (including primary cells and/or stem cells), PCR, immunohistochemistry and imaging. Various lab-based duties that he or she will perform include:
Isolation and culture of skin and intestinal cells from human samples.
Preparation of buffers and reagents required for cell culture.
Performing immunohistochemical analyses of tissues and primary cultures.
Performs and evaluates research methods under supervision.
Documenting and reporting all experimental results.
Creating and maintaining stocks of all buffers, reagents, media, and antibodies.
Operates appropriate equipment.
Uses sterile techniques to avoid contaminating lab experiments. Be knowledgeable of and employ good tissue culture techniques.
Uses various software applications, such as spreadsheets, relational databases, electronic mail, World Wide Web, statistical packages, and graphics packages to assemble, manipulate and/or format data and/or test reports.
Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):
Bachelor’s degree in biology required.
This work requires precision and attention to detail. Individual should have strong communication and interpersonal skills.
Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Must have the ability to read and interpret direction, both oral and written, organize and prioritize work and follow through on assignments.
Must be able to work successfully as part of a team in a dynamic laboratory.
Any Specific Physical Requirements for the Job:
Sitting in a normal seated position in office setting.
Standing and/or walking for extended periods of time.
Lifting and/or assisting patients during evaluations within crowded clinical environment.
Reaching by extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction.
Finger dexterity required to manipulate objects with fingers rather than with whole hand(s) or arm(s), for example, using a keyboard.
Communication skills using the spoken word.
Ability to see within normal parameters.
Ability to hear within normal range.
Ability to move about.
Classified Title: Research Technologist Working Title: Research Technologist Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CC Starting Salary Range: $14.14 - $19.44 per hour Employee group: Full Time Schedule: 9-5 Monday-Friday Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus Department name: 10002808-SOM DOM Gastroenterology Personnel area: School of Medicine
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