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Research Technician II
Research Technician II (Job Number: 0179523)
Job Purpose: Perform a variety of technical activities required for conducting tests and experiments in a school or research laboratory within the Institute. Includes data collection and analyses, experiment preparation and equipment setup and operation.
· Gather, compile and summarize data in conjunction with assigned scientific tests, experiments, etc
· Prepare statistical analyses and maintain related records..
· Operate various equipment used in research studies.
· Participate as directed in experiment design and preparation.
· Participate as directed in preparation of presentations and manuscripts.
· Maintain laboratory equipment.
· Perform other related duties as assigned.
· Education: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
· Work Experience: One to two years job related experience
· Certifications: N/A
· Skills: This job requires working knowledge of research lab equipment and support processes and practices. Includes skill in data organization, statistical analysis and use of statistical and scientific computer applications.
· Preferred Education: Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences or related field
· Preferred Work Experience: Must have extensive experience with molecular biology (e.g. cloning, PCR, RTqPCR), ideally experience with Next Gen Sequencing library preparation.
· Preferred Certifications: N/A
· Preferred Skills: N/A
Duties: Duties will include work on microbiome projects (making 16S and shotgun sequencing libraries, and maintaining sample records) and phage projects. Other duties will include supporting grad student and post-doc research (prepare and autoclave media and pipette tips, arrange for biohazard waste removal, maintaining the chemical inventory), and general lab maintenance and upkeep.
Department Description: The School of Biological Sciences at Georgia Tech was created on July 1, 2016 when the School of Biology joined with the School of Applied Physiology to make one school. The new school has vibrant graduate and undergraduate research programs. Its faculty is composed of a diverse group of researchers, many of whom have pioneered integrative approaches to the study of biological systems. We are ideally positioned to make discoveries that will significantly advance the field. We are also well prepared to train students to think critically, solve problems, and to become the next generation of professional biologists. The school moved into a newly constructed building in June 2015 which provides state of the art research facilities. Georgia Tech is located in a pleasant urban area located near the downtown area and in the center of Atlanta.