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A laboratory that studies hematopoietic stem cell biology and is developing stem cell gene therapies is recruiting a research technician to assist with hematopoietic cell culture, development of novel gene transfer vectors, and stem cell gene transfer experiments. The position may involve additional responsibilities. This position affords the motivated technician an opportunity to develop/utilize both tissue culture and molecular biology skills.
In addition, this position will also be responsible for maintaining scientific instruments, purchasing laboratory supplies, performing laboratory administrative duties, and other duties as assigned.
A Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field of study or equivalent related field experience performing professional-level work with scientific or clinical research protocols. Any combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis.
Experimental and analytical skills; understanding and knowledge of research theory; interviewing experience; excellent organizational and project management skills.
Experience with common laboratory procedures, such as preparation and standardization of solutions and constructing recombinant plasmids.
Experience with cell culture
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Experience which demonstrates the ability to work independently and with groups.
Laboratory Research (70%)
Assist PI with research on hematopoietic cell culture, development.
Perform and master research techniques including tissue culture, molecular cloning, and protein analyses.
Prepare samples for analysis.
Appropriately gather and record data and research findings.
Verify accuracy of research data.
Perform calculations, analyze and prepare charts, graphs and summaries for informal and formal presentations.
Attend and present during regular laboratory meetings.
Laboratory Maintenance 25%
Monitor, order and stock lab supplies.
Assist with inventory maintenance.
Participate with washing dishes and laboratory cleaning.
Maintain safe laboratory environment at all times.
Properly dispose of laboratory waste, bio-medical waste, broken glassware, and any other hazardous materials.
Keep laboratory clean and organized.
Other appropriate duties as assigned.
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