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Research Technician II - Pediatric Oncology

Job ID: 507541
Charlotte, NC, United States
Date Posted: Dec 29, 2020

Overview

Job Summary
Performs laboratory research with minimal supervision. Assists in the design and development of experiments, including the development of new methodologies. Directs all aspects of the biochemical laboratory environment. Assists in the analyses and preparation of data for publication and presentation, and provides support to primary investigators.

Essential Functions

 

  • Oversees and directs all aspects of chemical analyses required in the department, including basic science and clinical projects.
  • Performs measurements using radioisotopes.
  • Assists other laboratory staff with the completion of analytical procedures.
  • Teaches theoretical and practical aspects of chemical analyses to other staff members.
  • Oversees the laboratory environment, such as, safety procedures, record logs, ordering of supplies.
  • Teaches others how to use equipment, and schedules the use of the equipment to complete experiments.
  • Establishes and develops new methodologies for chemical analyses.
  • Stereotactic mouse surgeries and associated imaging and molecular analysis of derived mouse disease models. 

Physical Requirements
Will be exposed to chemical solutions. Works in a laboratory environment and interacts with people at many professional/technical levels.

Education, Experience and Certifications
Bachelors Degree required. Masters Degree preferred. 3 years of experience in related scientific field preferred. Ability to calculate and formulate chemical solutions, experience with pertinent equipment, and familiarity with techniques for examining oxygen free radicals, mitochondrial function, enzymology preferred. Experience with small animal surgeries and experience working with mouse models of disease preferred.  Experience with mouse xenograft models and with stereotactic surgical techniques preferred. Experience with molecular biology and biochemistry techniques beneficial.