Research Lab Tech II

University of Massachusetts Medical School

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  • Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, United States, 01545
    University of Massachusetts Medical School
    Feb 20, 2020



Under the director supervision of the Deep Sequencing Core Laboratories Directors, the Research Lab Tech I will perform DNA Fragment Analysis Service activities for sample processing, quantification, and data analysis for clients. This individual will be involved in operation of advanced laboratory equipment including DNA Fragment Analyzers, as well as Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) instruments as needed. Candidates will have the ability to work independently to coordinate multiple activities and also work as part of a Core Lab support team. Candidates should be highly organized, have a high level of attention to detail, and strong written, verbal, and interpersonal skills.







  • Performs a variety of laboratory experiments using both routine and special techniques and methods
  • May assist in the training of others
  • Provides input to improve current procedures, protocols, and/or methods
  • Writes standard operating procedures, schedules work, orders supplies, and maintains an adequate inventory of supplies, reagents, etc.
  • Prepares laboratory reagents, buffers, and media
  • Records results, organizes data and performs computations
  • Performs duties independently; requiring action and judgment to solve commonly encountered problems
  • Complies with all safety and infection control standards appropriate to this position
  • Perform other duties as required.



  • Bachelor’s degree in a Biological Science or equivalent experience
  • 1 year of related experience
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office products
  • Ability to perform duties independently
  • Judgment and action skills required to solve commonly encountered problems

Preferred qualifications:

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Products and Data Management.
  • Strong ability to analyze complex visual data in a quantitative, qualitative, and objective manner.


Additional tasks:

  • Perform service activities required for sample processing, quantification, data management, and data delivery to clients.
  • Operate and maintain advanced laboratory equipment including DNA Fragment Analyzers and Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) instruments.
  • Interpret data, trouble shoot results, form conclusions, and decide on and plan the next work-flow to be done with a high degree of independence.
  • Interact and communicate with service clients, and monitor/update client service accounts.
  • Maintain databases, sample archives, and service supply activities.
  • Write standard operating procedures, schedule work, maintain service accurate records and documentation using a laboratory information management system (LIMS).
  • Assist with budgetary, accounting and/or operational aspects of Core functions and services




Under the direct supervision of Core Directors.



May functionally supervise associated and service clients.

Supervise and monitor service engineers and repairs of lab equipment.



Wet chemistry laboratory, and may require appropriate contact with biohazards, radionucleotides, toxins, animals, and human specimens.

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