The Research Technologist II will follow established procedures and protocols under the general supervision of a research scientist. Work requires advanced knowledge of good laboratory practices in conducting standard scientific techniques. Performs research and/or development in collaboration with others for projects yet can function at a high level independently. Makes detailed observations, analyzes data and interprets results. Investigates, creates and develops new methods and technologies for project advancement. Maintains high level of professional expertise through familiarity with scientific literature. May participate in scientific conferences and contribute to scientific journals. Is capable of initiating scientific design and conducting own experiments.
Essential Functions (For consideration, a resume must accompany your response to this posting):
Works independently as part of the Discovery Team to create and manage a core tissue culture laboratory.
Tasked with tissue dissections, cell culture (immortalized cell lines, dissociated cell culture, and explant culture), transfection of plasmids, and receptor trafficking assays.
Executes research experiments in accordance with laboratory and safety protocols.
Handles and disposes of hazardous and non-hazardous materials in accordance with safety protocols.
Identifies and presents opportunities to management regarding innovative techniques including experimental design and execution.
Leverages years of laboratory experience to identify opportunities for more efficient processes/procedures and presents those opportunities to management.
Contributes to scientific posters and publications.
Monitors lab supply inventories, making all stock solutions, and compiling orders for needed supplies.
Sets-up, operates and maintains standard lab equipment, records detailed observations and measurements, and presents those findings in weekly meetings.
Contributes to experimental planning and design.
Maintains high level of professional expertise through familiarity with scientific literature.
Additional duties may be required at the discretion of Research Scientist.
Bachelor's degree in biochemistry, chemistry or cell and molecular biology
REQUIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:
A minimum of three (3) years of laboratory research experience is required, with preference given to candidates with four or more years of experience.
A minimum of one (1) year of experience in the biotech or pharmaceutical industry.
Preference will be given to candidates who had a major role in designing and implementing research projects.
Demonstrated proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite of products
Experience with the following techniques is required: animal handling, cell culture, primary neuronal culture, transient and stable transfection.
PREFERRED EDUCATION, SKILLS, AND EXPERIENCE:
Master's Degree in biochemistry, chemistry or cell and molecular biology
Four (4) years or more of laboratory research experience.
Experience in epifluorescence or confocal microscopy is a definite plus.
No agencies please.
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