Research Technician--Biology (Grant-Funded) at Spelman College

Posted in Other 11 days ago.

Location: Atlanta, Georgia

Job Description:

Position Title:

Research Technician--Biology (Grant-Funded)

Position Summary:

The research technician is responsible for providing direct support for activities related to Biological Big Data research and our partnership with the Broad as well as assist in studies of antibiotic resistance in plants.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities :

  • Prepares DNA and RNA extracts;

  • Prepares sequencing libraries and run using Oxford Nanopore sequencing devices;

  • Performs PCR, gene cloning and mutagenesis;

  • Generates, maintains, screens and characterizes transgenic plants;

  • Performs various assays based on electrophoresis (such as western blot) and immunofluorescence;

  • Collects data and manage the storage of collected data. This will include developing and maintaining databases of activities for reporting, publishing and tracking purposes;

  • Collaborates with PIs to develop yearly budget reports and annual program activity reports to submit via agency on-line system.

  • Maintains project budget, order supplies, and monitor expenditures for program activities;

  • Supervises undergraduate research students;

  • Maintains equipment.

Required Qualifications:

Minimum Bachelor's degree in Biology or related field and at least two years of research experience in the laboratory required.

This position requires proficiency with laboratory processes and procedures including Western blots, PCR, RNA and DNA extraction, gene cloning and mutagenesis. The ability to document experimental protocols and results is required.

The incumbent must have the ability to read, analyze, and interpret professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. The ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals is a plus. Additionally, the ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from other employees, and managers is necessary.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must have intermediate skills using Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint). Duties may include producing correspondence, memos, and e-mails, creating spreadsheets, plus entry of data into Banner. Use of Lotus Notes and the Internet are essential.

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Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to: sit, use hands to handle office supplies, lab equipment, operate computer and other office equipment; talk; walk; and hear. The employee frequently is required to: reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to: stand, stoop or climb, lift and/or move up to 15 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include the ability to adjust focus.



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This position requires onsite work and is not eligible for remote work.



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EEO Statement:

Spelman College is an EEO/Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran/Title IX Employer and we participate in E-Verify. We are a smoke-free campus.

COVID-19 Vaccination Protocol:

Due to the heightened risk of contracting COVID-19 and the spread of variants, Spelman College requires up to date COVID-19 vaccination of all faculty, staff, and students (collectively "Campus Community") that have job duties, attend classes, or are otherwise present on campus. You will need to submit proof of up-to-date COVID-19 vaccination: full vaccination and a booster (when eligible) or a single dose of the bivalent vaccine) prior to your first day on campus or you may seek a medical or religious exemption to the vaccination requirement by providing the necessary documentation to: Yemi Brown, PharmD Manager of COVID-19 Operations, at
. Upon receiving your Spelman Technology log-in credentials, please keep your vaccination or exemptions records up-to-date using

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