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Laboratory Technician I, II, III, Research Assistant I

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Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 5 PM with 1 hour lunch break. Flexibility in schedule is required to meet demands of laboratory research activities. May require evenings or weekends. This position is a 24-month term position. 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 I, II, III, Research Assistant I
Department NCCC
Position Number 1125841
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Seeking an individual to support the laboratory research of Dr. Scott Gerber, Associate Professor in the Molecular and Systems Biology Department. A successful candidate will be offered a position within the follow ladder job descriptions depending upon his/her education, experience, and skill: Laboratory Technician I, II, or III; Research Assistant I. The Gerber laboratory focuses on research studies involving alterations in cell division cycle signaling. Applicants must have good organizational and management skills, be able to follow directions, and have the ability to exercise good judgment. Other qualities include knowledge or competence in laboratory procedures and equipment, attention to detail, and the ability to demonstrate critical thinking. Candidate should be willing to work with/be exposed to hazardous materials such as radioactive materials, infectious materials, and/or hazardous chemicals. Knowledge of computers and software applications needed.

Position Purpose

LABORATORY TECHNICIAN I
To set up and conduct a variety of laboratory tests and experiments in support of research studies directed at alterations in cell division cycle signaling by applying established methods, procedures, and techniques.

LABORATORY TECHNICIAN II
To perform routine tests and other laboratory duties as directed in support of research projects and investigations.

LABORATORY TECHNICIAN III
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 alterations in cell division cycle signaling.

RESEARCH ASSISTANT I
To set up and conduct a variety of laboratory tests and experiments in support of research studies directed at alterations in cell division cycle signaling. by applying established methods, procedures, and techniques.

Skills & Knowledge

LABORATORY TECHNICIAN I

  • 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 and to the possibility of cuts and burns.

LABORATORY TECHNICIAN II

  • Familiarity with basic laboratory procedures and equipment.
  • Ability to keep accurate records.
  • Well organized and conscientious.
  • Knowledge of computers and software applications.

LABORATORY TECHNICIAN III

  • Competence in several laboratory methods, procedures, and techniques as well as the equipment and instruments.
  • 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.

RESEARCH ASSISTANT I

  • Competence in several laboratory methods, procedures, and techniques as well as the equipment and instruments.
  • Ability to work independently and apply critical thinking and sound judgment.
  • 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.
  • Knowledge of standard computer software packages for data analysis and presentation, and online literature search engines.
Minimum Experience

LABORATORY TECHNICIAN I

  • At least six months of relevant experience or the equivalent.
  • Experience working in a laboratory is highly desirable.

LABORATORY TECHNICIAN II

  • Six months or more of relevant experience or the equivalent.
  • Experience working in a laboratory is highly desirable.

LABORATORY TECHNICIAN III

  • One year of relevant laboratory or science experience.
  • Some relevant laboratory or science experience.

RESEARCH ASSISTANT I

  • Two years of relevant laboratory/ research experience.
Minimum Education

LABORATORY TECHNICIAN I

  • High school diploma or the equivalent.

LABORATORY TECHNICIAN II

  • Associate’s degree with a major in biology, biochemistry, chemistry or the equivalent.

LABORATORY TECHNICIAN III

  • Associate’s degree with a major in biology, biochemistry, chemistry or the equivalent.
  • Bachelor’s degree with a major in biology, biochemistry, chemistry.

RESEARCH ASSISTANT I

  • Bachelor’s degree with a major in one of the Biological Sciences or the equivalent.
SEIU Level Not an SEIU Position
FLSA Non-Exempt
Employment Category Regular Full Time
Department Contact for Cover Letter Dr. Scott Gerber, Associate Professor, Molecular & Systems Biology
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

Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 5 PM with 1 hour lunch break. Flexibility in schedule is required to meet demands of laboratory research activities. May require evenings or weekends.

This position is a 24-month term position.

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 I
Laboratory/Experiment Support

  • Prepares simple samples and media as specified for use by others for laboratory work and experiments.
  • Ensures that necessary glassware is prepared for each day’s use.
  • 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.

LABORATORY TECHNICIAN II
Experiments

  • Performs routine tests required in support of laboratory work and experiments.
  • Follows established safety procedures.

Records

  • Maintains laboratory records of procedures.
  • May assist in preparing laboratory reports.
  • Records experimental data from research using graphs, logs, charts and statistical summaries.
  • May perform limited library research and reference work for background materials.

Laboratory

  • Maintains stock of biomedical and other supplies.
  • Requisitions laboratory stock items and equipment.
  • Performs general laboratory maintenance as required.

Miscellaneous

  • May assist in surgical procedures.
  • Communicates respectfully with a diverse community.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

LABORATORY TECHNICIAN III
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; obtain 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 assist in surgical procedures.
  • Communicates respectfully with a diverse community.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

RESEARCH ASSISTANT I
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-shoots 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

  • Accomplishes day-to-day care and housekeeping of laboratory.
  • Assess the need for and orders all supplies and reagents needed for experiments.
  • Assists in the maintenance of laboratory equipment and safety records, and in the preparation of routine reagents.
  • Monitors laboratory equipment and instrument performance; obtain 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 assist in the maintenance of transgenic mouse colonies including weighing of animals, setting up pairs of animals for mating, and entering data into computerized databases;
  • May assist in surgical procedures.
  • Communicates respectfully with a diverse community.

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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  2. Cover Letter
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