Research Lab Tech I

Job Description

Overview
GENERAL SUMMARY OF POSITION:
The Walhout lab aims to understand how biological networks are organized, how their organization enables function, and how these networks evolve. The main focus is on the gene regulatory networks that control proper gene expression, and on metabolic networks that provide building blocks and energy to support organism development, growth, wound healing, homeostasis, and response to nutritional, environmental and therapeutic inputs.
For more information on our lab and our work, please visit our website:
www.umassmed.edu/walhoutlab/
A successful candidate would hold a BS in a biological science (cell biology, genetics, biochemistry, molecular biology, etc.). Preferable skills include experience in C. elegans culture, microbiology, and molecular biology techniques.
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.

Responsibilities

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.

Qualifications
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.

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