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Research Technologist 1 - Read Lab
Pennsylvania State University in University Park, Illinois
 
 
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Date Posted 10/07/2021
Category
Admin-Laboratory and Research
Employment Type FullTime
Application Deadline Open until filled
 
 
 
 
 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

  • CURRENT PENN STATE EMPLOYEE (faculty, staff, technical service, or student), please login to Workday to complete the internal application process . Please do not apply here, apply internally through Workday.


  • CURRENT PENN STATE STUDENT (not employed previously at the university) and seeking employment with Penn State, please login to Workday to complete the student application process . Please do not apply here, apply internally through Workday.


  • If you are NOT a current employee or student, please click “Apply” and complete the application process for external applicants .

JOB DESCRIPTION AND POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

Position available immediately for a research technician in the Read laboratory that studies bacterial antibiotic resistance evolution. Projects in the laboratory will involve biosafety level 2 work with bacterial pathogens. The successful applicant will perform laboratory research under the supervision of postdoctoral researchers. Experiments will include the following techniques: preparation of agar plates, bacterial culture, and preparing bacterial glycerol stocks. General lab maintenance, dishwashing and autoclaving, preparation of stock solutions, and data management will be required. Participation in lab meetings is expected. Must work effectively in a team setting, be able to communicate well, and keep clear records. Specific skills that are necessary also include data management using common software programs.


Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher plus one year of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. A Bachelor’s level degree in the biological sciences is desirable. Additional desirable skills include expertise in the above techniques, experience working in a laboratory environment, experience in bacteriology, and familiarity with data management.
 

The successful applicant must have strong organizational skills, attention to detail, the ability to work both semi-independently and collaboratively in a research team, good interpersonal skills, and the ability to communicate clearly with team members and the PI. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter describing their research interests, a current CV, and contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  This is a limited-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire, with possibility of re-funding.

CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS:

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and the Pennsylvania Act of 1988, Penn State publishes a combined Annual Security and Annual Fire Safety Report (ASR). The ASR includes crime statistics and institutional policies concerning campus security, such as those concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. The ASR is available for review here .

Employment with the University will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies. 

EEO is the Law

Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applications without regards to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please contact 814-865-1473.

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APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:


  • CURRENT PENN STATE EMPLOYEE (faculty, staff, technical service, or student), please login to Workday to complete the internal application process . Please do not apply here, apply internally through Workday.


  • CURRENT PENN STATE STUDENT (not employed previously at the university) and seeking employment with Penn State, please login to Workday to complete the student application process . Please do not apply here, apply internally through Workday.


  • If you are NOT a current employee or student, please click “Apply” and complete the application process for external applicants .

JOB DESCRIPTION AND POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

Position available immediately for a research technician in the Read laboratory that studies bacterial antibiotic resistance evolution. Projects in the laboratory will involve biosafety level 2 work with bacterial pathogens. The successful applicant will perform laboratory research under the supervision of postdoctoral researchers. Experiments will include the following techniques: preparation of agar plates, bacterial culture, and preparing bacterial glycerol stocks. General lab maintenance, dishwashing and autoclaving, preparation of stock solutions, and data management will be required. Participation in lab meetings is expected. Must work effectively in a team setting, be able to communicate well, and keep clear records. Specific skills that are necessary also include data management using common software programs.


Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher plus one year of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. A Bachelor’s level degree in the biological sciences is desirable. Additional desirable skills include expertise in the above techniques, experience working in a laboratory environment, experience in bacteriology, and familiarity with data management.
 

The successful applicant must have strong organizational skills, attention to detail, the ability to work both semi-independently and collaboratively in a research team, good interpersonal skills, and the ability to communicate clearly with team members and the PI. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter describing their research interests, a current CV, and contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  This is a limited-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire, with possibility of re-funding.

CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS:

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and the Pennsylvania Act of 1988, Penn State publishes a combined Annual Security and Annual Fire Safety Report (ASR). The ASR includes crime statistics and institutional policies concerning campus security, such as those concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. The ASR is available for review here .

Employment with the University will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies. 

EEO is the Law

Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applications without regards to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please contact 814-865-1473.

Affirmative Action

Penn State Policies

Copyright Information

Hotlines

University Park, PA

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