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Research Lab Tech I - $2,000 sign-on bonus
Job Number: 2021-37794
Category: Research
Location: Worcester, MA
Shift: Day
Exempt/Non-Exempt: Non Exempt
Business Unit: UMass Med School
Department: School - Diabetes - W710025
Job Type: Full-Time
Salary Grade: 14
Union Code: Union Position-W28-SHARE
Num. Openings: 1
Post Date: Aug. 12, 2021

GENERAL SUMMARY OF POSITION: 

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, radionucleotides, toxins, animals, and human specimens. 

GENERAL SUMMARY OF POSITION:  

 The Harlan Lab within the Diabetes Center of Excellence seeks an experienced and innovative biomedical technician for our studies to fully characterize human pancreatic islets procured from deceased donors with, and without, diabetes.  From the precious samples, the team characterizes each islet’s hormone secretion when cultured in low and high glucose, quantifies the precise cellular constituents of each islet (which varies from donor to donor and even islet to islet within each donor’s pancreas), then assesses the single cell transcriptome from each islet cell- including infiltrating immune cells from donors diagnosed with type 1 diabetes.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

The ideal candidate will have experience with cell culture, flow cytometry, ELISA assays, basic molecular biology, RNA-Seq library construction, and next generation nucleic acid sequencing techniques. Familiarity with basic Unix and Python programming skills a bonus. Priority will be given to individuals with demonstrated creativity and ability to work both with minimal supervision and as a part of a team.

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