KCOM - Research Technician

Employer
A.T. Still University
Location
Missouri, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted
May 10, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time


A.T. Still University's Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine (ATSU-KCOM) is seeking a Research Technician on the Kirksville, Missouri, campus. The position reports to the Senior Research Associate and is responsible for supporting the statewide survey of ticks and tick-borne disease research program in the Microbiology & Immunology Department.

Major Job Duties

  • Identify species and life stages of all Missouri ticks
  • Open received samples and record data into spreadsheets
  • Contact Missouri citizens who have incomplete submission forms
  • Assist in the isolation of DNA from ticks
  • Assist in running PCR's
  • Run PCR products on electrophoresis gels to visualize DNA bands


Skills or Experience

  • PCR work
  • Customer service
  • Tick identification
  • DNA isolation
  • Data entry
  • Experience with aseptic techniques and pipetting
  • Basic computer skills are useful
  • Experience in a lab is a plus
  • Experience working with ticks is a plus


Requirements

  • Some college with coursework including microbiology, biology, and mathematics
  • Must be able to learn to use a PCR machine, GelDoc system, and computer
  • Courteous
  • Pleasant
  • Able to do repetitive work
  • Self-motivated
  • Energetic
  • Attention to detail
  • Responsible
  • Organized
  • Collegial