Research Laboratory Technician II-HCC (MD)

Updated: 20 days ago
Location: Omaha, NEBRASKA

The Department of Preventive Medicine, Lynch Cancer Research Center (LCRC), has an opening for a Research Technician. The selected individual will join the LCRC faculty, staff, and students with research exploring the biochemistry of lipids and lipoproteins, molecular biomarkers, and genetic associations of cancers and other pro-inflammatory conditions. In addition, the LCRC is engaged in developing and characterizing novel high-impact therapeutic peptide agents for the prevention and treatment of epithelial adenocarcinoma of the ovary and colon as has been demonstrated both in cell culture in vitro and in murine models in vivo. The Research Technician hired will be a key participant in this exciting work.


The LCRC Laboratory mainly employs aseptic cell-culture techniques, works with mouse and other animal models, performs immunohistochemistry, lipid and lipoprotein measurement and functional analysis; performs immunoassays including protein/peptide assays, IFA, flow cytometry, ELISA; molecular biology techniques such as PCR, sequencing, western blotting, and cloning. Strong experience working with animal models, immunoassays, molecular biology, and immunohistochemistry is highly desirable. Under general supervision, provides a wide variety of moderately complex laboratory testing and technical lab support, including Quality Control, biobanking, and inventory management for a research facility. Requires knowledge of the processes/procedures in testing, documenting experiments, maintaining laboratory notebooks and equipment, analyzing data, and reporting using complex statistical computer software. Experience writing and submitting grant applications and scientific publications is preferred.


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. 







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


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

Working with Animals:  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. Emplo yees 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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