Research Technician
Indiana University

Indianapolis, Indiana

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Department

BIOCHEMISTRY/MOLECULAR BIOLOGY (IN-BIOM-IUINA)

Department Information

IU School of Medicine Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology prepares students for successful careers in modern biomedical sciences-in clinical medicine, industry and academics-through courses for medical students as well as MS and PhD graduate programs. The department is large and well-equipped to provide abundant support for learners at all levels-from MD students through postdoctoral fellows. Students graduate with the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in the field of biochemical sciences and have a valuable ability to communicate scientific concepts and findings to diverse audiences.

Job Summary

Department-Specific Responsibilities

  • Performs basic cell culture techniques, including transfection and viral transduction
  • Plasmid DNA preparation, cloning, PCR, electrophoresis
  • RNA isolation, quantitative RT-PCR, protein quantification, western blotting
  • Assists in mouse colony maintenance and drug administration
General Responsibilities
  • Performs a wide variety of complex experiments and reports results
  • Keeps organized analytical data of performed experiments
  • Provides support for equipment maintenance as needed
  • Acts as a liaison to students and laboratory personnel for training
  • Maintains laboratory supply requisition and management
  • May train junior-level staff
  • May help plan experiments or short-term goals

Qualifications

EDUCATION

Required
  • Bachelor's degree in science or related field
Preferred
  • Master's degree in science or a related field
Combinations of related education and experience may be considered

SKILLS

Required
  • Proficient communication skills
  • Maintains a high degree of professionalism
  • Demonstrated time management and priority setting skills
  • Demonstrates a high commitment to quality
  • Possesses flexibility to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment
  • Highly thorough and dependable
Preferred
  • Experience in molecular biology, tissue culture, and transgenic mouse models

Working Conditions / Demands

The role regularly requires the ability to effectively communicate. The role frequently requires the ability to move about the work environment and to position oneself to operate laboratory equipment effectively. The role requires the ability to move objects weighing up to 25 pounds and will occasionally work near moving mechanical parts. The person in this role must be able to perform the essential functions with or without an accommodation.

Benefits Overview

Indiana University offers a wide array of benefits including:
  • Multiple plan options for medical insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Health Savings Account with generous IU contribution
  • Life insurance, LTD, and AD&D options
  • Base retirement plan contribution from IU
  • Additional supplemental retirement plan options
  • Tuition benefit for IU classes
  • 10 paid holidays per year
  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • Paid Parental Leave
Learn more about our benefits by reviewing our online Benefits Brochure.

Job Classification

Career Level: Intermediate

FLSA: Nonexempt

Job Function: Research

Job Family: Research Analysis

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Posting Disclaimer

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be differences in the working conditions as advertised in our standard job postings (e.g., the ability to travel from one campus to another, etc.). If you are invited for an interview, please discuss your questions or concerns regarding the working conditions at that time.

This posting is scheduled to close at 11:59 pm EST on the advertised Close Date. This posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University, but will remain open for a minimum of 5 business days. To guarantee full consideration, please submit your application within 5 business days of the Posted Date.

If you wish to include a cover letter, you may include it with your resume when uploading attachments.

New employees will be provided with information regarding Indiana University's COVID-19 vaccine policy, which includes the opportunity to request an exemption. To learn more, view our COVID-19 vaccine information page.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment based on individual qualifications. Indiana University prohibits discrimination based on age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. Indiana University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admission, as required by Title IX. Questions or complaints regarding Title IX may be referred to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights or the university Title IX Coordinator. See Indiana University's Notice of Non-Discrimination here which includes contact information.

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