Research Technologist; Comander LabFebruary 10, 2021
Executes & designs experiments for translational research to study genetics and gene therapies for inherited retinal degenerations. Applicant would join a growing team of investigators in an expanding, exciting field of science.
1. Conduct broad range of experiments involving advanced technology; participate in the design of experimental protocols to achieve the scientific objectives of the research projects, which directly benefit the care of patients.
2. Carry out complex laboratory techniques and procedures, some of which include: cell culture, transfection, viral transduction, immunofluorescence, RNA/DNA isolation, RT-PCR, qPCR, DNA sequencing, plasmid design and construction, microscopy, flow cytometry. Access to the latest technology provided.
3. Preferable: Perform minor procedures on small animals (e.g. injections). Training available.
4. Maintain careful paperwork and attention to detail.
5. Performs other general lab duties as assigned.
6. Potential to advance to Senior Research Technologist (or as preparation for graduate studies)
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor’s or master’s degree required in biological or physical sciences plus two or more years related experience, with an academic knowledge of basic biology plus the ability to translate, adapt and apply this knowledge. Applicant can perform intermediate and advanced level research in a health science discipline. Sufficient independent lab experience is required so that experiments can be performed independently, with troubleshooting as needed. In general, we interpret this to be consistent with two or more years of full-time lab experience (outside of undergraduate training).
Academic research/lab setting. Exposure to lab equipment and other research items/specimens.
Lifting and carrying lab/research items/objects and specimens where required. Dexterity to perform minor procedures on small animals is preferred.