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The Gujral Lab is seeking a Research Technician II to serve as lab manager. The successful candidate will culture and maintain a collection of mammalian cancer cell lines, prepare samples for reverse phase lysate microarrays, run microscopy-based assays to characterize the effect of panels of small molecules and siRNA’s on phenotypes of these cell lines, and use various software packages to analyze data from these assays. The position requires attention to detail and good communication skills. The candidate should be able to work independently and as part of a team. This position provides a rich environment to learn about cell biology and the drug discovery process. Candidates will also have the opportunity to present their research during lab meetings and scientific conferences and to write, submit, and publish scientific papers.
Research technicians are responsible for performing standard and investigative laboratory work in support of scientific research by performing bench-level experiments, operating analytical instruments, recovering, compiling and verifying the accuracy of research data; performing calculations; preparing charts, graphs and summaries. Job duties include:
Bachelor’s degree in biology or related fields and two years of professional research experience working in a laboratory. A master's degree may, in some cases, substitute for two years of post-graduation lab experience.
A successful candidate will have scientific curiosity, a high level of self-motivation, the ability to take instruction and correction and to follow directions, good organizational skills and the ability to work and think independently. The candidate must have a track record of reliability and good verbal and written communication skills. This is an ideal position for a recent graduate who wants to gain an intense research experience before pursuing graduate school.