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Technician B

Institute for Cancer Genetics

Technician B

  • 521884
  • Medical Center
  • Institute for Cancer Genetics
  • Full Time
  • Opening on: Jan 12 2022
  • Technical Grade 4
  • Job Type: Support Staff - Union
  • Bargaining Unit: SSA
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours Per Week: 35
  • Salary Range: $47,613.23

Position Summary

The Acharyya Lab at the Institute for Cancer Genetics is seeking a highly-motivated and enthusiastic individual for the position of Technician B. The laboratory performs cancer research and the incumbent will perform basic molecular biology and keep records of experimental results.


  • DNA and RNA preparation,
  • PCR, Recombinant DNA Cloning,
  • Gel Electrophoresis, Protein Analysis 
  • Western Blots, Tissue Culture;
  • Incumbent will keep clear records of experimental results.
  • Additional responsibilities pertain to laboratory safety, organizing supplies, research reagents, equipment maintenance, monitoring and ordering lab supplies and other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Requires a Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry, Biology, Physics or related science or equivalent combination of education, training and experience. 
  • Computer skills a must (word/excel).
  • Good interpersonal communications skills are required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in a research laboratory preferred.
  • Experience with cell culture and standard molecular biology and cell biology techniques.
  • 0 - 6 months of experience in a research laboratory.

Other Requirements

  • It may be necessary to work late on occasions to complete experiments.

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