University of Massachusetts Medical School Research Laboratory Technician I - Pathology in Worcester, Massachusetts

GENERAL SUMMARY OF POSITION:

The goal of our research is to identify cellular and molecular mechanisms that control the antibody production and the maintenance of tolerance to commensal bacteria in the intestine.

This individual will work closely with the laboratory Principle Investigator in conducting original biomedical research in the field of immunology. In addition to experimentation, the Technician’s duties will include managing laboratory supplies (inventorying stock, placing orders, and verifying receipt), assisting with equipment maintenance, attending and participating in group and project meetings.

The applicant should be motivated, enthusiastic, and inquisitive. Bachelor’s Degree in Biology or a related field is required. Experience with cell culture and/or basic molecular biology techniques including cloning and PCR are preferred but not required.

A strong interest and formal coursework in immunology and/or microbiology is also preferred.

Under the supervision of the Principal Investigator or designee, the Research Laboratory Technician I, performs a variety of specimen preparatory techniques, dry lab data collection, and routine laboratory maintenance.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Perform a variety of laboratory experiments using both routine and special techniques and methods

  • Assist in more complex laboratory tasks

  • Collect, analyze, and process laboratory samples

  • Record results, organize data, and perform basic computations

  • Maintain laboratory supplies and equipment

  • Comply with all safety and infection control standards

  • Perform other duties as required.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Biological Science or equivalent experience

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office products

  • Ability to perform duties independently

  • Judgment and action skills required to solve commonly encountered problems

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:

Under the supervision of the Principal Investigator or designee

SUPERVISION EXERCISED:

None

ENVIRONMENTAL WORKING CONDITIONS:

Wet chemistry laboratory, and may require appropriate contact with biohazards, radionuclides, toxins, animals, and human specimens.

Working Title: Research Laboratory Technician I - Pathology

Requisition Number: 2017-29613

Shift: Day

Exempt/Non-Exempt Status: Non Exempt

Union Code: Union Position-W28-SHARE

External Company Name: University of Massachusetts Medical School

External Company URL: www.umassmed.edu

UMass Medical School is committed to being an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and recognizes the power of a diverse community. We encourage applications from protected veterans, individuals with disabilities and those with varied experiences, perspectives and backgrounds to consider UMass Medical School as their employer of choice.

Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled.