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RESEARCH TECHNICIAN SR
Job Title: RESEARCH TECHNICIAN SR
Job Code: 0473
Job Level: 12
Revised Date: 03/01/2019
Job Family: JF 05
Perform a variety of complex technical duties involved in conducting physical, chemical, biological and other research laboratory tests, experiments and determinations to obtain data for research purposes; compile, analyze, document and draw tentative conclusions from experimental results. Confer with principal investigator to review work assignments and develop plans for research experiments; make minor modifications to existing laboratory procedures and techniques to meet the needs of the particular equipment as required. Review laboratory methods manual, scientific journals, abstracts and other literature for information applicable to research experiments.
Determine and set up instruments, material and apparatus and operate laboratory equipment required for specific tests.
Obtain, prepare, mount and stain tissue, blood and other substances for microscopic examination.
Prepare culture media, chemicals, reagents and solutions.
Maintain sufficient inventory of material, supplies and equipment for performance of duties; clean and maintain laboratory equipment.
Review work of lower level laboratory personnel within designated areas and assist in training new personnel.
Develop charts and graphs for scientific publications
Maintain database for raw data and organize/prepare scientific data for analysis by the PI
Assist with performing increasingly complex or multi-day experiments
Confer with the principal investigator and/or Lab Manager to develop initial plans for research experiments
Work with vendor for ordering and procuring quotes for lab equipment and supplies
Required Qualifications at this Level
Work generally requires skills acquired through the completion of a bachelor's degree in botany, biology, zoology, Psychology or other science related scientific field program.
Work requires four years of research experience. A related master's degree may offset required years of experience on a 1:1 basis, e.g., a two year master's degree in lieu of two years of experience.
OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
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