Research Laboratory Technician II-Biomedical Sciences (TK)

Updated: 29 days ago
Location: Omaha, NEBRASKA

Under general supervision, 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.


The Department of Biomedical Sciences is seeking a highly motivated research associate for an NIH-COBRE funded project to study the contribution of macrophages and fractalkine in degeneration and repair of cochlear ribbon synapses. Applicants must have a BS in Biology, Neuroscience or a relevant field. Preference will be given to applicants with research experience in any of the following areas: Auditory functional testing (auditory brainstem response and distortion product otoacoustic emissions) in animals, inner-ear delivery, cochlear microdissections, confocal imaging, tissue culturing, molecular biology, and animal handling.


This position is 100% grant funded.


This position will work Monday to Friday; 8am-4:30pm, depending upon research needs position may require evening, weekend, and holiday work.    
 

 


Qualifications:
Bachelor of Science required in Biology, Neuroscience or a relevant field;
2-4 year's research lab experience;
Preferred experience in the following areas: Auditory functional testing (auditory brainstem response and distortion product otoacoustic emissions) in animals, inner-ear delivery, cochlear microdissections, confocal imaging, tissue culturing, molecular biology, and animal handling.

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;
Strong communication skills (verbal and written)
Detail oriented;
Analytical skills;
Strong work ethic and the ability to work independently or a part of a team;
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: 20 lbs.)
Fingering/Grasping/Feeling: 75-100%
Travel: No
Exposure to Blood Borne pathogens: Yes
Working with Animals:  Yes (rodents)
 

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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. A complete description is available in the Human Resource office located at 3006 Webster Street Omaha, NE.  Creighton University reserves the right to modify duties, responsibilities and activities at any time with or without notice.

 


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