Job: core lab technician PHSU-PRI

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Fecha Límite: 

Miércoles, 31 agosto 2016

Laboratory Technician

Molecular and Genomics Core Laboratory


Open immediately, renewable yearly




The technician for the Molecular and Genomics Core laboratory (MAGIC Lab) is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the facility. The main responsibilities include: Maintaining the lab in an organized and functional status (including maintaining equipment and reagents in stock), training and assisting users in their use of the MAGIC lab equipment, assisting investigators, staff and students with assays including conducting, advising and troubleshooting, maintaining inventory and equipment use logs and providing quarterly reports to PI and scientific staff, contact vendors to arrange service or repair of instrumentation under advising of PI, organizing a monthly staff meeting with agenda, organizing monthly training sessions, and organizing the MAGIC lab public interface (quarterly newsletter, facebook page, web-site content, etc.).

Essential Functions:

  1. Maintain lab in a functional and useable state for all users
  2. Coordinate use and training for users as needed
  3. Carrying out routine tasks accurately and following strict methodologies to carry out analyses;
  4. Performing experiments as directed by PI and scientific staff
  5. Organizing monthly staff meeting
  6. Providing quarterly reports of equipment use/log


  1. Self-motivated
  2. Capable of independent work/ self-directed
  3. Fully bilingual
  4. Flexibility
  5. Strong organizational skills.
  6. Computer literate and capable to learn software to run instrumentation
  7. Creative capacity
  8. Able to work with others for short and long term projects and on a daily basis
  9. Enthusiasm to learn
    1. Ability and willingness to contribute ideas to improve and stimulate growth of the unit


    Work Environment

    This job operates in a professional office and research lab environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines and research laboratory equipment. This position works in an environment with moderate noise level.

    Physical Demands
    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.

    Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.  The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals.

    Position Type/Expected Hours of Work/Salary
    This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday; availability to work nonstandard hours and weekends if needed. Salary depending on qualifications of candidate.

    Required Education and Experience

    Bachelor’s degree in Sciences or equivalent; and one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. MS in relevant scientific field is preferred.

    Bilingual (Spanish and English)

    Excellent computer skills in MS Office (Word, Excel, Power Point)

    Ability to consistently meet daily, weekly and monthly deadlines


    For inquiries or to apply, please contact Richard J Noel Jr, PhD,




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