The part-time Lab Technician I position is intended to learn and assist with
routine lab support. Under general supervision, activities include: collects
and prepares mouse DNA samples for analysis; prepares solutions and media
under sterile conditions; performs various molecular biology techniques; and
assists with general laboratory maintenance, including equipment maintenance
and ordering/stocking of supplies.
(70%) Collection/Preparation of mice DNA samples for analysis
Collects and prepares mouse DNA tissue samples for analysis.
Handles and restrains mice.
Learns principles of and assists with management of mice colony.
(30%) Research Support
Performs various techniques in molecular biology such as: DNA extraction
and analysis and PCR reactions.
Performs inventory of chemicals and supplies; orders laboratory supplies
and stocks laboratory areas as required.
Operates sterilization equipment ensuring appropriate conditions for
material being processed.
No professional level experience required.
Prior experience in a laboratory setting is preferred, including
experience gained via undergraduate laboratory coursework.
Experience in the operation and maintenance of various lab equipment.
Undergraduate student enrolled in college –first two years
High school diploma or equivalent.
Basic knowledge in biological sciences or related fields, which may be
obtained by completion of basic biology course.
Undergraduate coursework and interest in molecular biology, cell biology,
genetics or related discipline.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Basic theoretical knowledge of biological sciences (particularly cell and
molecular biology and genetics) Demonstrates strong problem-solving
skills and creativity
Able to perform routine, repetitive functions.
Ability to learn and apply standard laboratory and safety procedures.
Organized and effective at multitasking and adept at juggling changing
Demonstrates ability to work both independently and as part of a
Demonstrates basic professional skills with attendance, dependability, and
Strong communication skills (both verbal and written) needed to interact
professionally and effectively in the work environment; ability to read,
comprehend, and discuss research materials
Skills utilizing sound judgment, tact and a recognition of situations
Ability to diplomatically and professionally interact with all levels of
Institute staff and external contacts
Knowledge of standard laboratory and safety procedures
Demonstrated knowledge and experience with PC and MAC operating systems,
standard business office equipment and commonly used software and tools,
such as Microsoft Office, electronic mail, and the internet.
No additional experience or education required.
The salary range for this position is $16.30 to $17.00 an hour
SPECIAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Must be willing to work in an animal-related research environment.
Must be willing to work an adjusted schedule to support research needs.
Successful completion of the Institute's background investigation.
Must meet minimum Salk age requirements for working in a research lab.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/MENTAL ACTIVITIES/ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS
The incumbent in this position will be constantly handling, seeing, and
Licenses & Certifications
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against
employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or
disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However,
employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees
or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the
pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have
access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response
to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation,
proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the
employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish
information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)