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Laboratory Technician III

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8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, with some flexibility for lab experiment schedules. Work time will not exceed 40 hours per week. 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
Department Biochemistry
Position Number 1125508
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Our lab seeks an energetic individual to help us drive our research forward. We are cell biologists who study how cells grow and divide. Many kinds of cells only divide after they have grown to a reproducible size. We study how cells measure this size, and how defects in this measurement system relate to uncontrolled cell division in disease states such as cancer. We use a combination of cellular and biochemical approaches including live-cell microscopy, genetics, and biochemical assays with purified proteins. The successful applicant would participate in a research project in addition to maintaining the laboratory. We encourage applications from recent college graduates as well as those with post-baccalaureate training who have had substantive exposure in microscopy and genetics.

Position Purpose

To set up and conduct a variety of laboratory tests and experiments by applying established methods, procedures, and techniques in support of research studies directed at two related goals: a) how cells know when to divide; and b) how environmental and nutrient stress impact cell division.

Skills & Knowledge
  • Competence in several laboratory methods, procedures and techniques as well as the equipment and instruments. Knowledge of microscopy and/or image processing would be helpful.
  • 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.
  • Strong commitment to a diverse working environment and to serving the needs of a large and diverse community.
Minimum Experience
  • Some relevant laboratory or science experience.
Minimum Education
  • Associate’s degree with a major in one of the Biological or Chemical Sciences or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree with a major in one of the Biological or Chemical Sciences or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
SEIU Level Not an SEIU Position
FLSA To Be Determined
Employment Category Regular Full Time
Department Contact for Cover Letter James Moseley, PhD
Equal Opportunity Employer

Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged.

Special Instructions to Applicants

8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, with some flexibility for lab experiment schedules. Work time will not exceed 40 hours per week.

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

Experiments

  • Conducts specified laboratory experiments/tests, utilizing a range of established methods, procedures, and techniques; e.g., cell culture, biochemistry (protein purification, fluorescence), light microscopy and electron microscopy.
  • Accomplishes necessary preparations to include equipment and instrumentation set-up, specimen preparation, etc.
  • Observes experiments/tests while in progress; records observations; trouble shoots 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 and maintains stocks of laboratory supplies (e.g. media and buffers) 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

  • May participate in experiments using human or mouse blood, or mammalian tissues.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and cultural awareness through actions, interactions, and communications with others.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
-- Performs other duties as assigned.

Applicant Documents

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

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