Research Technician

  • Western University of Health Sciences
  • Pomona, CA, USA
  • Nov 08, 2023
Full time Institutional Research & Planning

Job Description

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Research Technician

Posting Number: S01218
Position Status: Full time
Campus: Western University Campus-Pomona, CA
Department: 1404-Basic Medical Sciences

Function: College of Osteopathic Medicine
Family: Research
Classification Series Title: Research Technician

Classification Pay Scale
In compliance with SB 1162, Western University of Health Sciences is providing a pay scale for this position. The pay scale reflects the minimum and maximum target for new hire salaries for this position. Within this range, the individual pay is determined by a variety of factors, including but not limited to job-related skills, experience, relevant education or training, and work location. Please note that the compensation details listed reflects the base salary only.

Full Salary Range
Minimum: $18.43
Maximum $19.70

Expected Pay Scale
Minimum: $18.43
Maximum: $18.43

Job Summary
Perform behavioral, biochemical and electrophysical experiments on animals, analyze and report results.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
• Individual must be willing to work with live animals mice, rats, shrews, guinea pigs as required) and have the minimum knowledge and experience about genetics and breeding techniques.

These include setting breeders; weaning, collecting biopsies for genotyping, and PCR based genotyping and precise recording of the results.

• Individual must be able to perform precise animal dissection and surgery.

• Individual must have basic knowledge of laboratory procedures and experimentation and ability to analyze and present results.

• Maintaining a detailed precise laboratory notebook is expected.

• Individual is expected to be able to write and execute protocol with a minimum of supervision.

• Good computer skills are necessary for this position. Skills in using laboratory related supplies and equipment are also important.

• As a team member, the individual must be professional, motivated, proactive and willing to take responsibility for the project and make a personal investment to ensure the successful execution of the experiments.

• Individual must exhibit excellent interpersonal skills, and be amenable to instruction and guidance from the principal and other investigators.

• The individual must be flexible and have the ability to work with different investigators and laboratory staff.

• As the project changes, the time allocated to each duty will change.

Required Qualifications
1. B.S. or higher degree in microbiology, biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology or a related biological field;

2. Must have research laboratory experience (1-2 years minimum).

3. Must have experience in animal handling and observation.

Preferred Qualifications


Posting Date: 01/31/2023
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions to Applicants


Essential Job Duties

Essential Job Duties



Job Duties

Perform behavioral, biochemical and electrophysical experiments on animals (mice, rats, shrews, guinea pigs, as required).


Percentage Of Time
45

Job Duties

Analyze and report the results of the experiments


Percentage Of Time
35

Job Duties

Make solutions, maintain instrumentation and order supplies


Percentage Of Time
20

Describe Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Duties are routinely performed in a typical laboratory setting. While performing duties in this setting the employee may be exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, extreme cold (non-weather), and risk of electric shock.
The employee is regularly exposed to wet humid conditions (non-weather), moving mechanical parts, and high precarious places. The employee is occasionally exposed to outdoor weather conditions, extreme heat (non-weather), and risk of radiation. The noise level in this setting may be loud due to the noise of ventilation system and hydraulic body hoist.

To apply, visit https://jobs.westernu.edu/postings/25479






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