Research Technologist, Senior
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Lovelace Biomedical Research Institute (LBRI)
The Senior Research Technologist assists in study execution; collects samples from and administers agents to research animals in accordance with IACUC standards with a large focus on necropsy on multiple species. Participation in other pathology and study specific related duties (tissue collection, trimming, specimen processing and management, etc.) will be required, under limited supervision, performs tests and experiments requiring nonstandard procedures and complex instrumentation. Helps develop new procedures and assays. Work assignments are highly complex.
Documents laboratory work to very high, accepted standards and maintains laboratory/medical equipment and supplies in accordance with Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), protocols and regulations. The successful candidate will assist in administrative functions of study execution such as labeling collection tubes and transporting supplies to appropriate area.
Bachelor’s degree in a related scientific discipline and 4 years of directly-related research experience; or an equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been attained.
Knowledge of complex research methodology, principles and procedures. Ability to exercise good judgement in adjusting variables and correcting experimental irregularities. Work must meet stringent standards of accuracy and precision. Ability to gather and analyze data and generate reports. Ability to design, organize, and/or coordinate scientific research projects. Ability to develop and follow research methodology and protocol. Must be computer literate and be capable of analyzing data. Must be able to work independently. Initiative in performing assigned work; understanding and conduct of a broad range of research techniques; ability to interface with other staff in other work areas to accomplish multiple tasks; quick comprehension of new information; ability to follow instructions with a high degree of accuracy. Ability to perform work with a consistently high degree of accuracy and attention to detail; meticulous work habits; manual dexterity; neat, accurate, legible record keeping; and ability to work with laboratory animals. Good communication skills and ability to work harmoniously with others. Knowledgeable of all procedures governing laboratory work, including GLP.
Resources Used in Performing Job Include (but are not limited to):
Position uses a wide variety of laboratory equipment and supplies and a computer. Position requires: a) safe and proper handling of laboratory materials and specimens: b) following detailed procedures and instructions; c) using prescribed sterile procedures. May work extensively with animals. Uses in-depth understanding of equipment in order to perform complex troubleshooting, repair and non-routine maintenance. Modifies standard equipment to meet special technical requirements.
Physical Requirements/Work Environment:
Successful completion of a post offer pre-employment physical examination may be required. Successful completion of CDC/DOJ, DOD approval to access Select Agent(s) and Toxin(s) may be required. Successful completion of occupational health requirements (e.g., vaccinations against anthrax, tularemia, vaccinia, PEP treatments, respirator, may also be required. Laboratory environment. Potential work with chemicals and hazardous material. Bending, lifting, carrying, reaching, pushing, pulling. Work involves moderate exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises. Moderate physical activity which requires handling of average-weight objects up to 25 pounds or standing and/or walking for more than four (4) hours per day. Work environment involves exposure to potentially dangerous materials and situations that require following safety precautions and may include the use of protective equipment. Work location will be completed at North and/or South campus depending on job assignment.
COVID-19 Vaccination Information
As Lovelace is a Federal Contractor, all applicants offered positions with the Institute are required to show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination prior to starting employment.
Salary is commensurate with experience.
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