Research Laboratory Technician

Updated: 2 days ago
Location: Omaha, NEBRASKA

The Department of Chemistry has an opening for a Research Technician. Depending upon the qualifications of the final candidate they will be hired into one of the below “job titles.” This position is 100% grant funded. The candidates will perform experiments in nucleic acid biochemistry and molecular biology including collection, recording, and analysis of data and results. Will be involved in sample collection and analysis/interpretation of results.

Research Laboratory Technician I:
Provides a wide variety of laboratory testing and technical lab support for a research facility. Requires knowledge of the processes/procedures in testing, documenting experiments, maintaining laboratory notebook, analyzing data, and reporting using complex statistical computer software.

Qualifications: Associate's degree in related field of Science required; Bachelor's Degree in related Science field preferred; 0-1 year's research lab experience

Research Laboratory Technician II:
Provides a wide variety of moderately complex laboratory testing and technical lab support for a research facility. Requires knowledge of the processes/procedures in testing, documenting experiments, maintaining laboratory notebook, analyzing data, and reporting using complex statistical computer software.

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in related field of Science required; 2-4 year's research lab experience

Research Laboratory Technician III:
Provides senior-level technical lab support by performing a broad range of complex laboratory and research related tasks. Acts as specialist on laboratory methods and equipment functions. Performs a variety of tests requiring a high degree of proficiency. Troubleshoots problems and recommends solutions. Evaluates experiment results using complex statistical and multivariate analysis.

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in related field of Science required; 5+ year's research lab experience
Research Associate: Performs basic or applied research of a limited scope, primarily using existing theories and methods. Assists in the interpretation and publication of results and grants. Assists in initiating, executing and completing the clinical research and experiments. Prepares and writes research papers, presentations, grant proposals, etc. Primary responsibility is ensuring that the research is complete.

Qualifications: Master's Degree in related field of Science, 1-2 year's research experience.

Research Associate: 
Performs basic or applied research of a limited scope, primarily using existing theories and methods. Assists in the interpretation and publication of results and grants. Assists in initiating, executing and completing the clinical research and experiments. Prepares and writes research papers, presentations, grant proposals, etc. Primary responsibility is ensuring that the research is complete.
Qualifications: Master's Degree in related field of Science, 1-2 year's research experience.

 


Qualifications:

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Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

Understanding of research methods, laboratory techniques, and care of laboratory equipment;

Ability to interpret data, troubleshoot and resolve technical issues;

Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite to include Word, Excel; PowerPoint and Outlook;

Detail oriented;

Analytical skills;

Strong work ethic, excellent written and communication skills, and the ability to work independently;

Ability to work evenings, weekends, and holidays depending upon research needs

 

Physical Requirements:

Seeing: 75 – 100%

Hearing: 50 – 74%

Standing/Climbing/Mobility: 50 – 74%

Lifting/Pulling/Pushing: 25 – 49 % (pound: 15 lbs.)

Fingering/Grasping/Feeling: 75-100%

Travel: No

Exposure to Blood Borne pathogens:  Yes

 

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Disclosure Statement: 

This description describes the general nature of work to be performed and does not include an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, or abilities required.  Regular, reliable attendance is an essential function and all employees are required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties as requested by their supervisor. Employees may also be required to work in excess of normal working hours as workloads and seasonal activities necessitate.   Creighton University reserves the right to modify duties, responsibilities and activities at any time with or without notice.

 


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