Laboratory Technician III

Dartmouth College

Hanover, NH

ID: 7066270
Posted: May 15, 2020
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Position Purpose
To set up and conduct a variety of laboratory tests and experiments by applying established methods, procedures, and techniques in support of research studies directed at understanding the molecular process of cell division in budding yeast.

Required Qualifications
Competence in several laboratory methods, procedures and techniques as well as the equipment and instruments, e.g. PCR, plasmid DNA digestion and ligation, yeast culture propagation and transformation, yeast tetrad dissection, fluorescence microscopy, and image analysis.
Ability to work independently with good judgment and good organizational and time management skills.
Willingness to work with/be exposed to hazardous materials such as radioactive materials, infectious materials, and/or hazardous chemicals.
Knowledge of computers and software applications, such as Word, Excel, ImageJ, Kaleidagraph.
Able to work with flexible hours and enthusiastic toward scientific discovery
One year of relevant laboratory or science experience.
Bachelor’s degree with a major in biological sciences.
Preferred Qualifications
SEIU Level Not an SEIU Position
FLSA Non-Exempt
Employment Category Regular Full Time
Department Contact for Cover Letter Wei-Lih Lee
Equal Opportunity Employer
Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged.

Special Instructions to Applicants
Employment in this position is contingent upon consent to and successful completion of a pre-employment background check, which may include a criminal background check, reference checks, verification of work history, and verification of any required academic credentials, licenses, and/or certifications, with results acceptable to Dartmouth College. A criminal conviction will not automatically disqualify an applicant from employment. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

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Key Accountabilities
Experiments – 70%

Conducts specified laboratory experiments/tests, utilizing a range of established methods, procedures, and techniques; e.g., recombinant DNA technique, yeast culturing including routine crossing and transformation, gene tagging and deletion, fluorescence microscopy, and image analysis.
Accomplishes necessary preparations to include equipment and instrumentation set-up, specimen preparation, etc.
Observes experiments/tests while in progress; records observations; trouble-shoot as necessary.
Reconciles results that are disparate from anticipated findings; re-runs techniques as necessary.
Notifies principal investigator of problems associated with experiments, measurements, or analyses and suggests changes to methods, procedures, or techniques as appropriate.
Maintains laboratory notebook recording tasks performed.
Adheres to laboratory safety requirements including general and chemical/hazardous waste safety disposal methods.
Records – 20%

Collects and analyzes data resulting from experimentation/testing and presents findings to Principal Investigator.
Prepares appropriate and understandable representations of data such as graphs, charts, tables, statistical summaries, etc.
Contributes to the preparation of scientific manuscripts by preparing graphs, tables, and charts, etc.
Conducts literature searches to develop insights into the significance of experimental results and to acquire information on new or improved methods, procedures and techniques.
Laboratory – 10%

Accomplishes day-to-day care and housekeeping of laboratory.
Orders laboratory supplies as needed.
Monitors laboratory equipment and instrument performance; obtains maintenance and repair as necessary.
Maintains computerized records associated with laboratory activities.
Instructs others in laboratory methods, procedures, and techniques and provides technical guidance and direction as required.
-- Demonstrates a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and cultural awareness through actions, interactions, and communications with others.
-- Performs other duties as assigned.


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