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Technician B


Technician B

  • 525488
  • Medical Center
  • Neurology
  • Full Time
  • Opening on: May 5 2022
  • Technical Grade 4
  • Job Type: Support Staff - Union
  • Bargaining Unit: SSA
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • End Date if Temporary:
  • Hours Per Week: 35
  • Salary Range: $47,613.23

Position Summary

The Department of Neurology is looking for a Technician B who will be working under the supervision of Dr. Marta Olah.


  • Performs cell culture based experiments: completes both routine and complex experiments with primary human cells or cell lines in tissue culture that include live cell imaging, RNA or chromatin extraction, or metabolomics measures
  • Preparing RNA, cDNA and performing real-time PCR
  • Prepares chromatin for immunoprecipitation followed by sequencing or another data capture method
  • Performs luminex experiments
  • Performs flow cytometry acquisition and data analysis
  • Maintains basic records of experiments, methodologies and test results in a log of work performed
  • Process human biosamples, including blood and brain
  • In charge of lab supply ordering and inventory for the Olah lab
  • Manages P-card transactions for Olah lab supplies
  • Conveys updates and data to PI on a regular basis
  • Calculates, transcribes, and analyzes data using basic statistics
  • Performs literature searches as requested by supervisor
  • May instruct and lead lower-level technician and/or undergraduate researchers

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in biomedical or related sciences, or equivalent in education, training and experience. 

Preferred Qualifications

  • One year of relevant technical work experience preferred. 
  • knowledge of various related laboratory procedures and techniques
  • high level of technical proficiency
  • dependability
  • interest in learning and setting up new techniques and approaches
  • interested in pursuing graduate studies in the foreseeable future (master’s or PhD degree)
  • interest in learning about neuroimmunobiology of neurodegenerative diseases and contributing in a meaningful way to ongoing projects and manuscripts in the Olah lab

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