Laboratory Technician 3

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Work type: Full-time
Location: Storrs Campus
Categories: Laboratory and Research Operations

JOB SUMMARY

The Neuroengineering & Pain Research (NPR) lab in the University of Connecticut (UConn) implements an integrative approach to study the neural encoding of visceral organs, including macro- and microscale biomechanics, in vitro and in vivo electrophysiology, transcriptome assay of sensory afferent somata coupled with functional characterization, and multi-scale computational simulation.

The Laboratory Technician provides support to faculty, undergraduate, and graduate students in lab set up. Maintains and provides materials needed for experiments and/or research, performs safety inspections, and provides technical support. Ensures compliance with all laboratory safety protocols. 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Collects materials/specimens to be used in laboratory exercises and prepares any needed reagents, media, stains, enzymes, solutions, lab supplies, or apparatus. Prepares samples for analysis or testing according to standard procedures.
  • Maintains and supports daily research activities in the lab, mouse colony maintenance, biological experiments on rodent tissues, and molecular biology.
  • Researches, prepares, and/or tests difficult laboratory experiments to ensure such experiments will demonstrate the intended scientific principle or procedure for which the experiment was designed.
  • Identifies and resolves difficult problems with methods and techniques to ensure or improve the effectiveness of the demonstration. Modifies difficult experiments to incorporate new technology.
  • Operates, tests, and calibrates analytical instruments, equipment, and related components. Makes adjustments and resolves problems.
  • Edits and updates lab manuals in assigned area of responsibility, and keeps current on new procedures.
  • Maintains necessary records, proper laboratory conditions, and safety procedures.
  • Maintains an adequate inventory of laboratory supplies. Determines costs and generates order requests.
  • Investigates and tests new technologies. Identifies trends, evaluates needs, and recommends acquisition of hardware, software, and applications.
  • Assists students and others with technical problems related to laboratory techniques or equipment.
  • Participates in meetings to plan and evaluate lab experiments. Evaluates procedures for intended results and recommends improvements and solutions.
  • Performs related work as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Bachelor’s degree in related field.
  2. Four to five years of related experience.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Master's degree in related field
  2. Wet lab experience
  3. Experience with rodent handling and colony maintenance
  4. Experience with enacting Laboratory safety procedures and protocols
  5. Experience with Chemical and biohazardous waste handling and processing
  6. Knowledge of Microsoft Office and related software applications

APPOINTMENT TERMS

This is a full-time, annually renewable position subject to funding availability. The University offers outstanding benefits including tuition waivers at UConn, and a highly desirable work environment. Salary will be commensurate with successful candidates' background and experience.

TO APPLY

Please apply online at https://hr.uconn.edu/jobs, Staff Positions, Search #494695 to upload a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three (3) professional references.

Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. 

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:55 p.m. Eastern time on December 4, 2020. 

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

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