The Research Technician will assist in projects focused on elucidating the role of the microbiome and epigenetic alterations in colon cancer at the Fels Institute for Cancer Research within the Lewis Katz School of Medicine.
The Research Technician will be responsible for performing DNA methylation analyses; preparing DNA samples for high-throughput sequencing; and performing quantitative PCR and other standard molecular and biochemical laboratory techniques involving DNA and RNA. The Research Technician is required to have familiarity with standard statistical methods and familiarization with bioinformatics techniques and genome-wide analysis methods would be advantageous. The Research Technician will also be responsible for monitoring and organizing laboratory equipment and ordering laboratory supplies.
The Research Technician will also be cleaning and drying laboratory glassware and plastic ware as needed and assisting in the recording, compiling, and organizing of laboratory data. Performs other duties as assigned.
Required Education and Experience:
At least three years of related research experience in a lab setting. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
Required Skills and Abilities:
Demonstrated ability in performing nucleic acid isolation, PCR and statistical analysis of quantitative data.
Ability to keep accurate records of research performed to NIH standards.
Demonstrated computer skills, and proficiency with MS Office Suite.
Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
Ability to work both independently and within a group.
Demonstrated organizational skills, along with the ability to meet deadlines and be detail-oriented.
Ability to adjust to changing priorities and schedules.
Must be able to operate all standard office and laboratory equipment.
Willingness to learn new methodologies.
This is a grant funded position
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