Core Research Facility Technician I
Junior Core Technicians work closely with researchers/investigators in conducting highly technical and specialized scientific research procedures, experiments, simulations using the core facility’s specialized equipment or services; operate the facility’s instrumentation, equipment to perform specialized service for researchers; perform defined procedures and techniques; perform research tasks consistent with the facility’s protocols; operate facility instrumentation or equipment and document results; assure fidelity to research protocols. Ability to follow oral and written instructions and plan accordingly to meet deadlines. Ability to tend to details. Ability to maintain records and inventories. Ability to operate a personal computer and proficient in MS Office. Customer service oriented with good verbal and written communication skills.
Examples of Work
Job functions are specific duties that would be included in the essential functions of the job description. These functions are not all-inclusive nor do they cover the full extent of the duties performed.
- Reviews literature as directed for the purposes of furthering understanding of the core technologies.
- Assists in generating data.
- Uses established data analysis techniques or methodology.
- Produces experimental data.
- Provides training to core facility users/customers on core or technology.
- Provides training in either a self-service or full service core facility.
- Assists with and/or coordinate and manage equipment and facilities with users.
- Checks equipment for proper function.
- Uses new equipment as needed.
- Assists with performing periodic preventative maintenance on facility instrumentation.
- Uses the facility computer systems and specialized instrument control and analysis software, facility data server, and /or researcher’s data server accounts, data backup and archiving, and online reservation system and/or researcher’s reservation accounts.
- Assists with the administrative duties necessary for a fee-for-service facility operation, i.e., sample tracking.
- Initiates purchases of supplies, inventory, etc. for facility.
- Adheres to safety and compliance guidelines.
- Communicates with internal and external clients in a clear and professional manner
- Performs intake functions for a core facility such as receiving and logging samples or requests for services
- Process orders or requests and generate invoices, Bill of Ladings and manifests as needed
- Performs verification and validation of work processes as needed
Education and Experience
BA/BS in related scientific field required with hands-on experience in basic laboratory and scientific methods. Optionally, 2 years of experience in science related field with at least 1 year in core specific applications. Research-based experience preferred.
Licensure and Certification
Core or technology specific licensure and/or certifications where applicable. Additionally yearly certificate and compliance training if required.
This position does not typically have supervisory responsibility.
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