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Laboratory Technician II

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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 II
Department Molecular and Systems Biology
Position Number 1125836
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Position Purpose

To perform mouse genotyping, colony maintenance and stereotaxic injection of viral particles into mouse brains as a part of a research program seeking to understand the role of gene mutations in autism.

Skills & Knowledge
  • Familiarity with laboratory work and laboratory equipment.
  • Good hand eye coordination and attention to detail.
  • Well organized and ability to follow directions.
  • May be exposed to the hazards of handling bio-hazardous materials.
Minimum Experience
  • At least six months of relevant experience.
    or the equivalent.
  • Experience working in a laboratory is highly desirable.
Minimum Education
  • High school diploma and some college or the equivalent.
SEIU Level Not an SEIU Position
FLSA Non-Exempt
Employment Category Regular Full Time
Department Contact for Cover Letter Cheryl Bush
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

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/Experiment Support

  • Prepares samples and performs PCR reactions for genotyping.
  • Performs stereotaxic injections of viral particles into the mouse brain.
  • Follows established safety procedures.

Laboratory Supplies

  • Maintains stock of laboratory supplies.
  • Notifies supervisor when re-order is necessary.

Maintenance

  • Cleans and maintains laboratory equipment such as chemical hoods, balances, pH meters, and incubators.
  • Cleans glassware and electrophoresis plates, using standard wet and dry sterilization techniques.
  • Checks ultra cold freezers and removes encrusted ice as needed to ensure optimal performance.
  • Checks laboratory areas daily for cleanliness, e.g. preparation areas, storage areas, and general work areas, and ensures appropriate level of hygiene for each area.

Demonstrates a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and cultural awareness through actions, interactions, and communications with others.

-- Performs other duties as assigned.

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Required Documents
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  2. Cover Letter
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