West Virginia University Research Corporation is seeking applications for a Biology Technician with the Department of Ophthalmology
About the Opportunity
This position is responsible for providing assistance the Principal Investigator (PI) and other lab members with the everyday operations of the lab. This position responds to inquiries and resolves matters of relatively low complexity. Responsibilities require some basic decision making and resourcefulness within available guides and precedents. Work effort impacts client services, program and project image, with nominal liabilities.
At WVU Research Corporation, we strongly believe in work-life balance and keeping time for things we love outside our work. WVU Research Corporation offers a comprehensive benefits package with a variety of options to suit your needs:
• 13 paid holidays (staff holiday calendar)
• 403(b) retirement savings with a fully vested 3% employee contribution match, (Employees have the option of contributing an additional 1-3% of their earnings to the plan, which is also matched by the WVURC)
• A range of health insurance and various other benefits
• Dependent Education Scholarship
• WVU Perks
• And More!!
What you’ll do:
- Maintain and genotype animal colonies.
- Prepare reagent as needed by the lab staff.
- Process orders for laboratory supplies.
- Prepare solutions and materials for laboratory experiments.
- Assist PI and other investigators in the laboratory with their experiments, as needed.
- Keep detailed records of research data, written and computerized logs of mouse colony censuses, material safety data sheets, and chemical inventories.
- Document, analyze, and present experimental results and discuss findings.
- Set up, adjust, calibrate, clean, maintain, and troubleshoot laboratory equipment.
This job has expired.
- Bachelor's degree in biology or related science field.
- Six (6) months or more of relevant experience in a biological research laboratory setting or;
- An equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Strong verbal and written communication, time management, organizational, and self-motivation skills.
- Skilled at using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.
- Knowledge of the use and preparation of cell culture media, aseptic technique, general microbiological procedures, and relevant molecular biology protocols.
- Knowledge of general laboratory terminology. Knowledge of medical terminology would be helpful.
- Ability to measure volumes and/or weights of chemicals and apply mathematical concepts to calculate concentrations (in molar units) and prepare solutions according to precise specifications.
- Ability to operate general laboratory equipment (i.e. pH meter, scales, pipetmen, centrifuges, etc.) and the willingness and ability to learn new techniques, procedures, or protocols and apply them in an appropriate manner.
- Ability to gather, understand and implement technical protocols from current literature.
- Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
- Ability to follow oral and written instructions, and apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
- Ability to maintain records and inventories.
- Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
- Ability to use tools including wrenches to perform assembly or standard mechanical repairs of laboratory equipment.