Education: Bachelor's degree in neuroscience, biology or molecular biology, psychology, medical sciences or field of study related to the research of the laboratory.
Consideration may be given for a unique combination of education and experience.*
May require training related to occupational safety and health, environmental compliance, shipping of hazardous materials and/or ionizing radiation.
* Bachelor's degree in an unrelated field with at least 18 credits in a field related to the research of the clinic or laboratory, as appropriate, or Bachelor's degree in unrelated field with at least one year of experience in a field directly related to the research of the clinic or laboratory, as appropriate. Except for qualifications established by law, additional related experience and formal education in which one has gained the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for full performance of the work of the job class may be substituted for the education or experience requirement on a year-for-year basis with 30 college credits being equivalent to one year of experience.
Preferred: Laboratory rodent handling experience and prior molecular biology experience including PCR and DNA or RNA extractions is desired.
Experience programming in Matlab, C++, Java, Python, or statistical analysis using Statistica or similar programs is preferred.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Possesses a knowledge of laboratory requirements and able to perform position in compliance with all requirements, regulations, and laws. Ability to understand and utilize scientific/medical terminology and research theory in both verbal and written communications. Ability and initiative to diagnose equipment malfunctions and repair computer/electronic equipment. Ability to use measurable and verifiable information for making decisions or judgments. Ability to maintain high standards with the work being performed and maintain awareness with trends and influences. Ability to assume personal responsibility for all outcomes. Skill in making effective and timely decisions. Skill in animal care and handling
- Ability to use a consultative approach to resolve issues in area of responsibility. Ability to write and present information in a clear and concise way. Ability to interpret and understand written information and is able to listen attentively to verbal and non-verbal cues that lead to a deeper understanding. Skill in statistical interpretation and data analysis using statistical software as well as spreadsheet and database software applications. Skill in the effective use technology.
- Ability to work cooperatively with others on multifaceted projects and demonstrates professional, ethical, respectful, and courteous behavior when interacting with others. Ability to interact pleasantly and positively with others in order to meet customer expectations. Ability to network with, and provide information to key groups and individuals. Ability to work as part of a team.
Hiring Range: Commensurate with education and experience
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