Research Technologist 1

Updated: 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime

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JOB DESCRIPTION AND POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

Pediatric Hematology-Oncology division is seeking a qualified, motivated Research Technician I to join a talented research team performing  the laboratory work associated with CRISPR and gene editing experiments including (but not limited to): cell lines maintenance, generation of the molecular biology reagents (plasmids, guide RNA molecules etc) required for CRISPR genome editing, genetic manipulation of cell lines (transfection, flow cytometry sorting, validation by genomic sequencing and western blot).  We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic and ambitious to learn. Applicant needs to be detail oriented and follow SOPs and experimental plans.

Responsibilities:

  • Execution of experiments, data analysis, record keeping, ordering lab supplies, preparing IACUC protocols, etc.
  • Generate Patient Derived Xenografts, bone marrow and spleen cell isolation
  • Maintain laboratory equipment and certifications
  • Maintain inventory of raw materials, buffers, and reagents
  • Handle breeding colony
  • Perform common assay like Western Blot, and proliferation 
  • Maintain cell culture
  • Participate in troubleshooting of processes
  • Complete projects by assisting project team; attend and participate in team, department, and all-hands meetings.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (BS) or Masters in related science field required
  • Hands on experience with animal husbandry, breeding, drug administration (IP, IV, SC, IM, IF, oral gavage), necropsy, bleeding, data collection, and interacting with veterinary staff in animal facility  
  • Western Blot, ELISA, ICC/IHC, and Flow cytometry transfection
  • Strong knowledge of multicolor flow and data analysis
  • Knowledge of primary cell culture techniques and database, cytotoxicity assay, colony formation assay, drug combination studies and analysis.
  • Must be willing to work occasional weekends, and holidays

This is a fixed term appointment funded for 1 year from date of hire.

CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS:

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and the Pennsylvania Act of 1988, Penn State publishes a combined Annual Security and Annual Fire Safety Report (ASR). The ASR includes crime statistics and institutional policies concerning campus security, such as those concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. The ASR is available for review here .

Employment with the University will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies. 

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Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applications without regards to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please contact 814-865-1473.

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CURRENT EMPLOYEES OR STUDENTS:

If you are a current employee (faculty, staff, technical service, or student) at Penn State, please login to Workday to complete the internal application process . If you are a current student at Penn State and seeking employment with Penn State, please login to Workday to complete the student application process .

JOB DESCRIPTION AND POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

Pediatric Hematology-Oncology division is seeking a qualified, motivated Research Technician I to join a talented research team performing  the laboratory work associated with CRISPR and gene editing experiments including (but not limited to): cell lines maintenance, generation of the molecular biology reagents (plasmids, guide RNA molecules etc) required for CRISPR genome editing, genetic manipulation of cell lines (transfection, flow cytometry sorting, validation by genomic sequencing and western blot).  We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic and ambitious to learn. Applicant needs to be detail oriented and follow SOPs and experimental plans.

Responsibilities:

  • Execution of experiments, data analysis, record keeping, ordering lab supplies, preparing IACUC protocols, etc.
  • Generate Patient Derived Xenografts, bone marrow and spleen cell isolation
  • Maintain laboratory equipment and certifications
  • Maintain inventory of raw materials, buffers, and reagents
  • Handle breeding colony
  • Perform common assay like Western Blot, and proliferation 
  • Maintain cell culture
  • Participate in troubleshooting of processes
  • Complete projects by assisting project team; attend and participate in team, department, and all-hands meetings.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (BS) or Masters in related science field required
  • Hands on experience with animal husbandry, breeding, drug administration (IP, IV, SC, IM, IF, oral gavage), necropsy, bleeding, data collection, and interacting with veterinary staff in animal facility  
  • Western Blot, ELISA, ICC/IHC, and Flow cytometry transfection
  • Strong knowledge of multicolor flow and data analysis
  • Knowledge of primary cell culture techniques and database, cytotoxicity assay, colony formation assay, drug combination studies and analysis.
  • Must be willing to work occasional weekends, and holidays

This is a fixed term appointment funded for 1 year from date of hire.

CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS:

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and the Pennsylvania Act of 1988, Penn State publishes a combined Annual Security and Annual Fire Safety Report (ASR). The ASR includes crime statistics and institutional policies concerning campus security, such as those concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. The ASR is available for review here .

Employment with the University will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies. 

EEO is the Law

Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applications without regards to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please contact 814-865-1473.

Affirmative Action

Penn State Policies

Copyright Information

Hotlines

Hershey, PA

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