PUCL Job#1091 Research Lab Tech IV Cancer Center (Wakeforest) (07212016)

Job Description


Job Title:                                Research Lab Technician IV - Comprehensive Cancer Center


Job ID:                                   18363






Full/Part Time:                      Full-Time


Regular/Temporary:                        Regular


Major Duties


Research Lab Technician IV - Comprehensive Cancer Center.  Full-time, 40 hours per week.



Job Summary:  Under general supervision, perform duties specific to the Flow Cytometry Core Laboratory.  Plan, develop, modify, and implement previously developed and original experimental procedures in a research laboratory exercising independent judgment based upon specialized theoretical knowledge of the applicable science. Operate the complex instrumentation of the Flow Cytometry core.


Education/Experience:  University graduation with a major in the biological and/or physical sciences and four years of related research experience -OR- Master's degree in biology or related physical science and two years of laboratory experience.  Equivalent combination of education and experience.


Licensure, Certification and/or Registration:  N/A


Generic Job Description


SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND GIVEN:  Oral and/or written instructions are received from supervision.  Provide direction and guidance to lower classified personnel.


Essential Functions:


Confer with the Core Laboratory Director and/or Manager in the planning, development, and implementation of research projects; develop control procedures for test standardization.  Maintain the instrumentation up to specifications, running all standards and analyses necessary to assure the highest possible quality of data.  Make independent decisions regarding problem solving of daily technical issues that may routinely arise during analysis.

Set up and perform cell sorting experiments.

Develop experimental techniques for specimen and tissue analyses utilized in complex laboratory procedures.

Review scientific journals, abstracts, and other research literature to obtain or verify additional information used in the design and development of laboratory procedures and techniques related to the research projects.

Prepare detailed reports on the results of experiments; discuss with principal investigator the interpretation of the results and collaborate in the preparation of scientific manuscripts for publication.

Maintain facilities and equipment supplies; develop and establish laboratory work procedures, methods, and policies; schedule and determine work priorities.  Interact and collaborate with Principal Investigators and other technical support personnel in other laboratories.

Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.

Skills and Qualifications:


Experience in flow cytometry required.

Proficiency in Microsoft Office, especially Excel, Word and PowerPoint.



Equal Employment Opportunity


It is the policy of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center to administer all educational and employment activities without discrimination because of race, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status (except where sex is a bona fide occupational qualification or a statutory requirement) in accordance with all local, state, national laws, executive orders, regulations, and guidelines.




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