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Laboratory Technician III/ Research Assistant I

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Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., with flexibility to accommodate schedule of experiments as appropriate. This position is funded by a grant. Continuation is based upon available funds. Employment in this position is contingent upon consent to and successful completion of a pre-employment background check, which may include a criminal background check, reference checks, verification of work history, and verification of any required academic credentials, licenses, and/or certifications, with results acceptable to Dartmouth College. A criminal conviction will not automatically disqualify an applicant from employment. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

Position Details

Position Information

Position Title Laboratory Technician III/ Research Assistant I
Department Biochemistry
Position Number 1010208
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Position Purpose

Laboratory Technician III (AAT B, Non-Exempt):
To set up and conduct a variety of laboratory and field tests and experiments by applying established methods, procedures and techniques in support of research studies. These studies, using techniques of yeast biochemistry, genetics and molecular biology, are directed at understanding the mechanisms of eukaryotic transcriptional regulation.

Research Assistant I (AAT C, Non-Exempt):
To set up and conduct a variety of laboratory experiments by applying established methods, procedures, and techniques in support of research studies. These studies, using techniques of yeast biochemistry, genetics and molecular biology, are directed at understanding the mechanisms of fungal pathogenesis and eukaryotic transcriptional regulation.

Skills & Knowledge

Laboratory Technician III (AAT B, Non-Exempt):

  • Competence in several laboratory methods, procedures and techniques as well as the equipment and instruments.
  • Experience with protein purification and analysis (SDS-PAGE), common techniques of molecular biology (PCR and gel electrophoresis).
  • Ability to work independently with good judgment and good organizational and time management skills.
  • Willingness to work with/be exposed to hazardous materials such as radioactive materials, infectious materials, and/or hazardous chemicals.
  • Knowledge of computers and software applications.
  • Commitment to diversity and to serving the needs of a diverse community.
  • Highly competent in several laboratory methods, procedures and techniques as well as the equipment and instruments. Experience with protein purification and analysis (SDS-PAGE), common techniques of molecular biology (PCR and gel electrophoresis).

Research Assistant I (AAT C, Non-Exempt):

  • Competence in several laboratory methods, procedures and techniques as well as the equipment and instruments. * Experience with protein purification and analysis (SDS-PAGE), common techniques of molecular biology (PCR and gel electrophoresis).
  • Ability to work independently with good judgment and good organizational and time management skills.
  • Willingness to work with/be exposed to hazardous materials such as radioactive materials, infectious materials, and/or hazardous chemicals.
  • Knowledge of computers and software applications.
  • Commitment to diversity and to serving the needs of a diverse community.
  • Highly competent in several laboratory methods, procedures and techniques as well as the equipment and instruments. Experience with protein purification and analysis (SDS-PAGE), common techniques of molecular biology (PCR and gel electrophoresis).
Minimum Experience

Laboratory Technician III (AAT B, Non-Exempt):

  • Some relevant laboratory or science experience.
  • Experience working with fungal pathogens or model systems is preferred.

Research Assistant I (AAT C, Non-Exempt):

  • One year of research experience (part time or full time) with basic molecular biology and/or biochemistry techniques.
  • Experience working with fungal pathogens or model systems is preferred.
Minimum Education
  • Bachelor’s degree with a major in Chemistry, Biology or Biochemistry or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
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Employment Category Regular Full Time
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Equal Opportunity Employer

Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, veterans or any other legally protected group.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., with flexibility to accommodate schedule of experiments as appropriate.

This position is funded by a grant. Continuation is based upon available funds.

Employment in this position is contingent upon consent to and successful completion of a pre-employment background check, which may include a criminal background check, reference checks, verification of work history, and verification of any required academic credentials, licenses, and/or certifications, with results acceptable to Dartmouth College. A criminal conviction will not automatically disqualify an applicant from employment. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

Key Accountabilities

Key Accountabilities

Laboratory Technician III (AAT B, Non-Exempt):

Experiments

  • Conducts specified laboratory experiments/tests, utilizing a range of established methods, procedures, and techniques.
  • Accomplishes necessary preparations to include equipment and instrumentation set-up, specimen preparation, etc.
  • Observes experiments/tests while in progress; records observations; troubleshoots as necessary.
  • Reconciles results that are disparate from anticipated findings; re-runs techniques as necessary.
  • Notifies principal investigator of problems associated with experiments, measurements, or analyses and suggests
    changes to methods, procedures, or techniques as appropriate.
  • Maintains laboratory notebook recording tasks performed.
  • Adheres to laboratory safety requirements including general and chemical/hazardous waste safety disposal methods.

Records

  • Collects and analyzes data resulting from experimentation/testing and presents findings to Principal Investigator.
  • Prepares appropriate and understandable representations of data such as graphs, charts, tables, statistical
    summaries, etc.
  • Contributes to the preparation of scientific manuscripts by, preparing graphs, tables, and charts, etc.
  • Conducts literature searches to develop insights into the significance of experimental results and to acquire
    information on new or improved methods, procedures and techniques.

Laboratory

  • Accomplishes day-to-day care and housekeeping of laboratory.
  • Orders laboratory supplies as needed.
  • Monitors laboratory equipment and instrument performance; obtains maintenance and repair as necessary.
  • Maintains computerized records associated with laboratory activities.
  • Instructs others in laboratory methods, procedures, and techniques and provides technical guidance and direction as required.

Miscellaneous

  • Communicates respectfully with a diverse community

Research Assistant I (AAT C, Non-Exempt):

Experiments

  • Conducts experiments by applying established methods and procedures.
  • Sets up and assists with research protocols and experiments under the general guidance of the principal investigators and other senior investigators in the laboratory; may have primary responsibility for independently setting up, performing and troubleshooting less complex experiments.
  • Observes experimental results in progress and maintains written records of activities and observations; applies past experience and precedents to identify and troubleshoot problems.
  • Anticipates unexpected findings and assists in trouble-shooting techniques.
  • Reconciles results that are disparate from anticipated findings; re-runs techniques as necessary.
  • Reports experimental results to the principal investigator and other senior laboratory personnel and assists in their analysis.
  • Collaborates with the Principal Investigator in investigating and developing modifications to techniques and documents all new techniques developed in the laboratory.
  • Adheres to laboratory safety requirements including general and chemical/hazardous waste safety disposal methods.

Records

  • Collects and analyzes data resulting from experimentation/testing.
  • Summarizes results and prepares progress reports for oral presentation at laboratory meetings.
  • Prepares appropriate and understandable representations of data such as graphs, charts, tables, statistical summaries, etc.
  • Contributes to the preparation of scientific manuscripts by drafting portions of the text, preparing graphs, tables, and charts, etc.
  • Conducts literature searches to assist in establishing new laboratory techniques.

Laboratory

  • Maintains computerized records associated with laboratory activities.
  • Instructs others in laboratory methods, procedures, and techniques and provides technical guidance and direction as required.

Miscellaneous

  • Communicates respectfully with a diverse community.
  • Self-motivated, results-oriented and responsible.
-- Performs other duties as assigned

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Additional Document #1
  2. Additional Document #2

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