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Research Technologist II

Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Position Description:

Under direction of the principal investigator, the research technologist will develop, improve and implement a variety of laboratory techniques and perform complex experiments to contribute to the timely completion of data.

  • Develop and perform lab research procedures, and carry out routine complex experiments
  • Develop and apply standard quality control procedures to assure quality of test results
  • Demonstrate quality control procedures, provide individual instruction and may indirectly supervise other lab personnel as required.
  • Participate in meetings with Principal Investigator and research staff to evaluate, interpret the validity of data, develop methodologies and evaluate lab procedures.
  • Create and maintain timely accurate records.
  • Operate, calibrate, perform and supervise routine maintenance on specialized equipment used in research laboratories. 
  • Oversee daily lab operation in the absence of the supervisor or Principle Investigator
  • Assist in the development of research projects.
  • Help evaluate, interpret and assess experimental data and quality control assays.
  • Monitor inventory and order lab supplies, as well as carry out assigned duties for ordering and maintaining supply of inventory.
  • Small animal husbandry, maintenance of rodent colonies if needed.


Understand scientific approach and methodologies.  Understand general and specific laboratory procedures.  Ability to use independent judgement. Ability to follow research methodology and protocol. Ability to read, understand, follow and enforce safety procedures.  Strong critical thinking, problem solving and attentiveness to detail required.  Knowledge of scientific research principled, practices and protocols. Knowledge of biology, chemistry, mathematics, documentation, and records management. Data utilization, complex problem solving, critical thinking, resource management, and writing skills. Appropriate education and/or experience may be substituted on equivalent basis

Minimum Required Education: Bachelor’s degree

Minimum Required Experience: 3 years of related experience.

Preferred Experience: 5 years of related experience: Experience with molecular and physiologic techniques such as cell culture, PCR, ELISA, and Western blots/rodents is required. Experience with sterile surgical procedures in rodents is not required but would be highly beneficial to the position. Experience with bioinformatic analysis and "R" would be viewed highly positive. Candidate will be encouraged to work independently on research projects following necessary training period. Experience in physiology or pathophysiology preferred.  

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