The Mould Lab at National Jewish Health is currently seeking a Lab Researcher Technician to join our team. Our laboratory investigates acute lung inflammation and mechanisms of lung repair. Specifically, we study innate immune cells, called macrophages, and aim to understand how these cells help resolve inflammation and promote repair of damaged lung tissues. Most cellular materials used in the laboratory are obtained from human research subjects, hospitalized patients, or deceased donors. Some murine tissues are also used.
Methods used in our laboratory include tissue culture, isolation of cells from murine and human lung tissues, RNA and protein isolation, quantitative PCR, Western blotting, histology, immunofluorescence, microscopy, flow cytometry, and cell sorting. Training in these methods will be provided.
While experience is not required for this position, candidates who have been exposed to basic research methods through coursework, internships, or another job and show enthusiasm for basic science research are preferred.
The selected candidate for this position will:
- Work under the supervision of principal investigator and senior lab personnel.
- Be involved in daily collaborative, professional interactions with other lab members.
- Perform experiments independently after receiving training.
- Collect, analyze and graph data using basic statistical software (Microsoft Office Suite, GraphPad Prism).
- Be highly organized and able to maintain clear and reliable records, including computer databases.
- Be willing to clearly articulate research hypotheses, methods, and results at lab meetings.
- Participate in laboratory maintenance & operations.
The position performs as an entry level technician under the direction of a Principal Investigator or Laboratory Manager which may include assisting in collecting, tabulating and analyzing research data.
- Performs routine laboratory tests under the direction of a Principal Investigator or Lab Manager.
- Collects, accurately records and analyzes data in conjunction with other research staff.
- Obtains and maintains minimum proficiency in data analysis, preparation of glassware, extraction and plating procedures, basic programming and mathematical ordering systems. May utilize computer.
- Maintains compliance with all institutional/safety training requirements.
- Maintains laboratory records, supplies and samples in an organized manner (such as a laboratory notebook and sample storage record).
- Be available to work as scheduled and report to work on time.
- Be willing to accept supervision and work well with others.
- Be well groomed, appropriately for your role and wear ID Badge visibly.
- Be in compliance with all departmental and institutional policies, the Employee Handbook, Code of Conduct and completes NetLearning by due date annually.
- Fosters an inclusive workplace where diversity and individual differences are valued and leveraged to achieve the vision and mission of the institution.
- Adheres to safe working practices and at all times follows all institutional and departmental safety policies and procedures.
- Wears appropriate PPE as outlined by the infection control policies and procedures.
- Demonstrates compliance with all state, federal and all other regulatory agency requirements.
- Performs all other duties as assigned.
- Laboratory Knowledge: Demonstrates and understands laboratory testing and methodology.
- Decision Quality: Makes good decisions based upon a mixture of analysis, wisdom, experience, and judgement. Sought out by others for advice and solutions.
- Adaptability: Maintains effectiveness in the midst of change in work responsibilities or environment, requirements ambiguity, or stress.
- Problem Solving: Uses issue identification, data relation and comparison, pattern recognition and information gathering to create analyses and make recommendations.
- Informing/Communicating: Conveys ideas, responses, or instructions effectively, appropriately, and persuasively through writing or speech.
- Professional Relationships: Interacts with others in a constructive, positive, and respectful manner, regardless of individual differences. Assists team members or co-workers in achieving personal goals and completing assignments.
- Education: BS /BA degree required.
- Work Experience: None
- Special Training, Certification and Licensure: A demonstrated basic knowledge of laboratory procedures, laboratory equipment, and data collection /classification required.
Salary Range: $19.00 - $21.00
At National Jewish Health, we recognize that our outstanding faculty and staff are the essence of our organization. For every aspect of health care, our employees are our greatest asset.
With that in mind, we have designed a valuable, comprehensive benefits package to meet the needs of our employees and their families.
- Medical Plans, Dental Plans and Vision Insurance
- Retirement Plan
- FSA and HSA
- Short and Long Term Disability
- Life Insurance and AD&D
- Voluntary Benefits, like Accident Insurance, Critical Care and Hospital Indemnity
- Sick and Vacation Paid Time Off
- Wellness Program
- Legal Plan