Research Technician

Brandeis University

United States

December 21, 2021

Description

The candidate will work in conjunction with the head administrator and Dr. Susan Lovett to enact the research being performed in the lab. In an effort to meet the specific aims of the two grants listed above the technician hired will be responsible for the following range of laboratory techniques as well as work in conjunction with the head administrator of the lab this person will assist with overall lab maintenance.:

Work with two main organisms of Escherichia coli and Saccharomyces cerevisiae to fulfill the specific aims of the grants. Time: 65%

  • Sub-Function 1A: Preparation of plasmid and chromosomal DNA, manipulation of DNA by restriction/ligation cloning, site directed mutagenesis, creation of gene disruptions, gene rearrangements, gene deletions, creation of P1 lysates, and performing P1 transductions.
  • Sub-Function 1B: Performing experiments in a 96 well format using mulichannel pipettes and a multiplate reader.
  • Sub-Function 1C: Growing cultures in either one or both organism listed above.
  • Sub-Function 1D: Sending samples away for sequencing and freezing strain constructions.
  • Function 2: Administrator Duties.

  • Sub-Function 2A: Day to day monitoring and guiding undergraduates lab technicians. Maintaining a constant base of undergraduate lab technicians. Part of the Hiring Process of undergraduate lab technicians but can not enact hiring or firing. Ensure the quality of reagents and supplies being produced by undergraduate lab technicians.
  • Sub-Function 2B: Contribute to the overall set up and structure of the laboratory, Sending and receiving important biological samples. Ensure proper sterilization and disposal of biological hazards. Time 10%
  • Sub-Function 2C: Acting as both chemical safety officer and submitter of radiation survey reports.
  • Sub-Function 2D: Monitor lab inventory and supplies and request supplies through ordering request process.
  • Sub-Function 2E: Being aware and compliant with any new institutional mandates regarding laboratory operations.
  • Bachelor's Degree in a Biological Science required

    Closing Statement

    Brandeis University is committed to providing its students, faculty and staff with an environment conducive to learning and working and where all people are treated with respect and dignity. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnicity, caste, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, including transgender identity, religion, disability, age, genetics, active military or veteran status and any other characteristics protected under applicable federal or Massachusetts law.

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