Research Technician I

Assists in laboratory maintenance, safety monitoring/reporting, training students, scientific assays and evaluating experimental data.  Functions independently within the framework of general supervision from the principal investigator. Position requires individual initiative and planning of specific experimental approaches to achieve the goals of the studies.


  • Routine laboratory maintenance and experimentation including advanced techniques in molecular biology, protein chemistry, and instrumental analysis.
  • Maintenance and care of instrumentation to including but not limited to flow cytometer, biological fume hoods, water purification system, microscopes, film developer, and balances.
  • Maintenance of cell culture systems (mammalian, prokaryotic, and insect).
  • Preparation and routine updating of laboratory notebooks or other documentation of research activities, in compliance with institutional protocols.
  • Organization of data and preparation of reports in the service of research grants and contracts.
  • Routine inventory and ordering of laboratory supplies.
  • Oversee and train students as needed
  • Assumes any other related duties within the scope of qualifications and needs of the laboratory/department, as requested by the principal investigator.



Education and Experience

Minimum Qualifications

  • Education and training associated with a BS/BA/MS degree or higher in biological science physics, chemistry or related field. Applicants lacking a minority of hours for their degree      will be considered.
  • Basic computer skills with knowledge of data analysis and graphic programs.
  • Understanding of basic micro-pipetting practices


Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior laboratory research experience within context of a bona fide research project is desired.

Required knowledge, skills, and abilities

  • A working knowledge of and strict adherence to all safety regulations is required.
  • Ability and willingness to be flexible and cooperative in handling and adapting to change in conjunction with the needs of the laboratory/department.
  • Ability to work independently is essential.
  • Ability to conduct oneself in a professional manner in getting along well with co-workers, supervisors, visitors and contacts inside and outside of the department/institution and is willing to help others.
  • Organizational skills as it pertains to record keeping, neatness, and accuracy.

If you need assistance in the application process because of a disability, or for any other reason, please contact Barbara Jetton, director of Human Resources, at 479.308.2291 or