Research Technician 1

Indiana University
February 20, 2021
Indianapolis, IN
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Department Information

Indiana University School of Medicine is a national leader in medical research and education. With more than 60 academic departments and specialty divisions across nine campuses statewide and strong clinical partnerships with Indiana's most advanced hospitals and physician networks, the school is continuously advancing its mission to prepare healers and transform health in Indiana and throughout the world. Indiana University School of Medicine Department of Ophthalmology is committed to training tomorrow's ophthalmologists and to advancing treatments and prevention of eye diseases and vision disorders through research. The department has invested in talented scientists and faculty known for their clinical expertise. Work done within the department is guided by the core values of excellence, integrity, diversity, cooperation and respect for all individuals.

Job Summary

We are looking for a new Research Technician to assist in assists with experiments and conduct technical aspects of research studies that are focused on understanding the glaucoma associated human Retinal ganglion cell (RGC) degeneration. This role will be responsible for setting up laboratory instruments, maintaining lab reagents and supplies, and stem cell cultures as well as Mycoplasma testing and cryopreserve cell lines, stem cell differentiations, gene-editing using CRISPR/Cas9, stem cell colony screening, prepare aliquots and maintain reagent stocks, protein biochemistry including western blot, Flowcytometry, molecular biology techniques and microscopy imaging.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in science and one year of laboratory research experience.

Strong background in mammalian cell culture. Understanding of laboratory practices and procedures and a willingness and ability to master a variety of lab-based techniques. Excellent problem-solving skills, good time management and organizational skills, good communication skills, and the ability to analyze data. Flexibility with respect to responsibilities. Ability to complete tasks in a timely manner and be able to work as part of a team.

Working Conditions / Demands

Flexible for weekend cell culture media feeding responsibilities. Must be able to perform essential job functions with or without an accommodation.

Work Location

Indianapolis, Indiana

Job Classification

Career Level: Operational

FLSA: Nonexempt

Job Function: Research

Job Family: Science Technicians
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