Senior Research Technician Job Description

Senior Research Technician Job Description

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Senior research technician provides technical expertise on topics pertaining to cell line development especially novel molecular biology or systems biology and cell line engineering.

Senior Research Technician Duties & Responsibilities

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Maintain cell lines routinely used in the laboratory
Culture primary cells, continuous cell lines and primary tissues
Setting up and maintaining tissue culture of mouse and human embryonic stem cells, established cell lines, solid & liquid tumors for karyotyping and FISH analysis
Analyze and correlate information on quality control results, develop standards for processing and re-evaluate as lab chemistry evolves
Perform experimental tests related to radiopharmaceutical and fluorescence studies by using cell culture, analysis of blood and tissue specimens
Maintain the cell lines and animal colonies necessary for experiments
Work in a jointed effort with the Innovation Laboratory of the Center for Molecular Oncology, Diagnostic Molecular Pathology Laboratory and Department of Laboratory Medicine to develop assay
Molecular biology (cloning, DNA and RNA isolation, PCR, and quantitative PCR), high-throughput yeast-based screens (yeast one-hybrid assays), agar media preparation, cell culture, and cell isolation
The Sander laboratory explores a variety of questions about the treatment and evolution of cancer
Create cleaned, efficiently formatted, standardized data and documentation including study descriptions, machine-readable codebooks and data collection instruments

Senior Research Technician Qualifications

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Licensing or Certifications for Senior Research Technician

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Education for Senior Research Technician

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Employers hiring for the senior research technician job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Biology, Science, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Education, Molecular Biology, Biological Science, Supervision, Medical, Technical

Skills for Senior Research Technician

Desired skills for senior research technician include:

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Information and techniques related to either biology
Statistical/quantitative analysis and computation is necessary
Advanced molecular biology and genetic engineering techniques
Basic statistics
Cell culture
Cell lines

Desired experience for senior research technician includes:

As part of a team supporting NOAA and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution scientists, develop a molecular assay for the near-real time detection of Microcystis multiple toxins including microcystins, saxitoxins, and cylindrospermposins for use on the Environmental Sample Processor (ESP)
We are service and customer oriented
Data analysis techniques such as correlation methods, trend analysis, frequency distribution analysis, sampling, hypothesis testing and methods of interval estimation
Determining variables (data base user interface and query techniques) and developing reference materials, such as databases or datasets or dashboards
Strong analytical thinking skills and attention to detail
Reason logically and apply independent and creative thinking to address research problems

Senior Research Technician Examples


Senior Research Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of senior research technician. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for senior research technician
  • Develop chromatographic methods to analyze and purify radiolabeled compounds
  • Develop formulations suitable for use in animal and human studies
  • Conduct in vitro assays to evaluate and optimize stability of radiolabeled compounds
  • Translate radiolabeling methods to synthesis units and produce compounds for pre-studies
  • Aseptically prepare radiolabeled products for studies
  • Conduct quality control testing on pre-clinical products
  • Operate cyclotron to produce radionuclides
  • Following standard operating procedures for pre-clinical and clinical activities
  • Interpret data, recognize aberrant results and propose explanations and next steps
  • Summarize data for reports, patents, and presentations
Qualifications for senior research technician
  • Develop techniques for handling a large variety of detailed data and analyze these data
  • Analyze situations accurately and to adopt an effective course of action
  • Plan and work on shared or joint projects and coordinating with others to achieve agreed upon outcomes
  • Attend to detail and maintain high standards of accuracy in preparing and checking data documents
  • Plan and communicate project status to functional supervisor(s)
  • Work independently on task assignments, in trouble-shooting complex problems, and in the performance of daily responsibilities

Senior Research Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a senior research technician. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for senior research technician
  • Perform routine and complex tests procedures accurately according to the laboratory procedure manuals
  • Prepare whole cell, cytosolic and nuclear extracts, isolate and purify RNA & DNA
  • Perform cell proliferation assays, Chromatin Immunoprecipitation, Western Blot, PCR, ELISA, microscopy, flow cytometry
  • Record data, keeps computer files and prepares summaries for audits
  • Attend lab meetings and reports technical lab procedures on a routine basis
  • Assist in the organization of the laboratory
  • Attend biosafety lectures as required and keeps abreast of developments in the field
  • Prepare DNA and RNA libraries for NGS following established SOPs
  • Prepare reagents and set up runs for robots
  • Assist Group Leader to create an efficient and error-proof workflow – and troubleshoot data accordingly
Qualifications for senior research technician
  • Exercise discretion in handling sensitive and confidential material
  • Training and/or experience with the use of data mining (or machine learning) techniques and algorithms such as k-NN, naive Bayes, decision forests, SVM
  • Data visualization tools such as MS Power View, D3.js, Raw, GGplot
  • Business intelligence and analytics platforms such as MS Power BI, Tableau, IBM Cognos, or data science toolkits such as R, RapidMiner, Weka, NumPy, Matlab, SPSS
  • The ability to learn on the job in a dynamic and fast paced organization
  • Attention to detail and working with a safe mindset is critical

Senior Research Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for a senior research technician. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for senior research technician
  • Communicate with vendor technical support and sales representatives
  • Maintain and coordinate documentation for assay tracking and results for review/reporting through ilabs and LIMS
  • Review all submissions for correctness and completeness, and work with investigators to guide them through processing decisions that are in line with the goals of their projects
  • Utilize the LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System) correctly and effectively to ensure the downstream processing team has relevant and up-to-date information
  • Run Quality Analysis and Quantity Check instruments on samples as they are received, prior to lab processing
  • Prepare media related for all tissue culture
  • Handle and count samples with radioactive and/or fluorescent material
  • Handle animals for biodistribution and therapy studies
  • Adhere to documented procedures for management staff, clinical staff and researches by keeping up-to-date on new and improved procedures
  • Participate in projects to develop molecular assays to profile circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) from body fluids across different solid cancer types
Qualifications for senior research technician
  • Working knowledge of radiochemistry is preferred
  • Experience with automated equipment for synthesis and purification is preferred
  • Experience in the production and testing of products for animal and human use is considered an asset
  • Ability to work independently and in a team with strong communication skills, including proficiency in English both written and oral
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize multitask and troubleshoot problems
  • Demonstrated ability to readily acquire new skills and techniques

Senior Research Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of senior research technician. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for senior research technician
  • Assist lab personnel with routine experiments and prepare common lab reagents
  • Systematic generation and maintenance of database/inventory of all lab supplies, plasmids, bacterial stocks, lab records and clone resources
  • Lab management including ordering and finances
  • Enter information into Research Pharmacy software system
  • Assist with use of automated inventory system
  • Prepare and package non-sterile compounded pharmaceuticals
  • Prepare and deliver investigational drugs per research protocols
  • Participate in study monitor visits
  • Order and receive study medications
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor to assist with preparation and delivery of patient medications
Qualifications for senior research technician
  • Ability to build peer relationships working independently
  • Research techniques, including the design and planning of studies and investigations
  • Bachelor’s degree in biomedical sciences (or related field) with a minimum of 2 years of experience working in a research setting
  • Highly cooperative and responsible
  • Must have experience working with standard computer software
  • Must possess strong interpersonal skills to work with a large, diverse group

Senior Research Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for a senior research technician. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for senior research technician
  • Clone of constructs for analysis in cell culture and Drosophila transgenesis, using PCR or ligation free assembly
  • Familiarity with animal models of disease and phenotyping
  • Line owner for key extrusion lines
  • Defining experimental plan and line schedule based on project priorities
  • Managing the lab results database, being the lab safety focal point, and the Responsibilities will also include certain amounts of testing and analytical work as well
  • Manage study samples according to established guidelines and SOPs
  • Assure proper storage conditions for sample types
  • Distribute samples throughout IGO and/or to investigators
  • Cherry-pick and/or aliquot samples into new vessels utilizing automated or manual systems
  • Meticulously record details of transfer information into our LIMS system
Qualifications for senior research technician
  • Previous experience with rodents
  • Manipulation of bacterial genomes
  • Prior experience applying the above technologies on human tissues (tumor/FFPE) or body fluids (plasma, urine, saliva, CFS) will be necessary
  • Associate's Degree in Engineering or equivalent is required
  • Minimum of 8 years experience designing test, tool and assembly fixtures and complex electromechanical testing and assembly is required
  • Good manual dexterity and the ability to operate electromechanical measurement test equipment and prototype tool fixtures is essential

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