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Research Technician II

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Georgia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jan 31, 2023

Research Technician II

At PCOM, we espouse to grow a culturally competent workforce to advance healthcare that touches the lives of underserved communities. Diversity and inclusion is the core component of our institutional identity and a key pillar of PCOM’s strategic vision. Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine affirms that diversity and inclusion are crucial to the intellectual vitality of the campus community. It is through freedom of exchange over different ideas and viewpoints in supportive environments that our graduates develop the critical thinking and citizenship skills that will benefit them throughout their lives.

Since 1899, PCOM has trained highly competent, caring physicians, health practitioners, and behavioral scientists who practice a “whole person” approach to care - treating people, not just symptoms. As the field of medicine has changed, we've changed with it - adapting our program offerings to better meet the needs of healthcare providers and the communities they serve. At the main campus in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (PCOM), the branch campus in Suwanee, Georgia (PCOM Georgia), and our newest location in Moultrie, Georgia (PCOM South Georgia), PCOM students learn to approach problem-solving in a more professional, more team-oriented manner, which prepares them to work successfully in integrated healthcare settings with other health professionals. At Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine you will be part of a caring, professional, and committed community focused on making the PCOM experience the best possible for our students.

We are currently seeking to fill our Research Technician II position at the Georgia campus with a highly qualified and passionate individual.

Job Title: Research Technician II
Department: Research Technician II
FLSA: Exempt
Location: Suwanee, GA


Seeking to fill a full-time research assistant position with animal handling experience. The individual in this position will report to laboratory managers on site and is responsible for working in a large shared laboratory area assisting a variety of faculty and graduate students in the conduct of their research, assuring adherence to safety standards established by the Safety Committee. This candidate will also be responsible for the daily husbandry care and welfare of lab animals as well as record keeping in compliance with all IACUC guidelines.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (but are not limited) to the following

• Maintaining a safe laboratory environment. This includes assisting with safety training of all students, monitoring chemical orders, inventories, safety materials, and disposing of hazardous wastes.
• Ordering laboratory supplies and maintaining inventories.
• The candidate must be comfortable with responsibilities including learning laboratory techniques and training students.
• Equipment Maintenance - Regularly inspect and maintain laboratory equipment according to the manufacturer’s (or our determined) schedules; schedule inspections and/or calibrations as necessary.
• Change rodent cages as scheduled or when needed
• Ensure animals have adequate food and water
• Monitor the health of animals, reporting all abnormalities to the Facility Manager or Veterinarian
• Operate cage washer and autoclave
• Maintain appropriate logs, documenting tasks completed
• Yearly physical examination to detect known allergies to animal fur, dung and dandruff


Skills and Abilities
• Must have the coordination and dexterity to perform laboratory techniques.
• Heavy physical effort (lift/carry up to 50 lbs.)
• Good laboratory practices
• Excellent organizational skills
• Careful record keeping
• Ability to understand, execute, complete, and summarize the results for experimental protocols
• Take initiative to solve unexpected problems

More specific techniques include
• Aseptic technique, bacterial culture, viral and cell culture
• Molecular biology techniques such as PCR, gene cloning, etc.
• Cell biology techniques such as immunohistochemistry, microscopy, etc.
• Biochemistry techniques such as enzyme assays, protein purification, western blots, ELISAs, flow cytometer, etc.
• Animal handling and protocols

A Bachelor’s degree in a biomedical science field is required
A master’s degree is preferred

Two (2) or more years working as a laboratory technician and one (1) of those years in animal handling is preferred

PCOM is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration. We adhere to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

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