Full Time

Research Technician, Pediatric Infectious Disease Research

Posted 4 weeks ago
Marion CountyIN
Application ends: June 29, 2023
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Job Description

Department PED-INFECTIOUS DISEASE RESEARC (IN-PIFB-IUINA) Department Information For more than 90 years, the Department of Pediatrics at Indiana University School of Medicine has provided comprehensive medical training for medical students, residents and fellows in addition to lifelong learning opportunities for practicing physicians. The department consists of 19 specialty divisions based at Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health, which is ranked as one of America’s Best Children’s Hospitals in 10 out of 10 specialties in U.S. News and World Report . The Ryan White Center for Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Global Health in the Department of Pediatrics at the Indiana University School of Medicine is a national leader in global pediatric infectious disease clinical care, research, and education. With 24 clinical and research faculty and a dedicated team of clinical and research staff, the division’s focus on global child health reflects the understanding that infectious diseases know no boundaries. We take seriously our mission to improve child health in Indiana and around the world Job Summary The research technician will assist Drs. Chandy John and Dibyadyuti Datta as Principal Investigators within the Wells Center for Pediatric Research, Ryan White Center for Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Global Health. Research profile of the lab includes polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing, ELISA and Luminex testing for antibodies and analytes, cell culture, parasite culture, protein assays, genotyping and microscopy. Department-Specific Responsibilities Responsible for conducting technical aspects of research studies including, but not limited to, data quality checks (QC), reviewing and revising standard operating protocols (SOPs), production and collection of data, organization and maintenance of the lab based in the US. Responsible for international shipment management of reagents and samples with collaborating CHILD Lab based in Kampala, Uganda. The US-based lab conducts investigative research related to malaria immuno-epidemiology, the pathogenesis of severe malaria, and interactions between malaria and other disease states like iron deficiency and sickle cell disease. Performs sample management quality checks and data quality checks (QC). Keeps organized analytical data of performed experiments in a lab notebook. Provides support for equipment maintenance as needed. Acts as a liaison to students and laboratory personnel in US and Uganda. Maintains laboratory supply requisition and management. May train junior-level staff. May help plan experiments or short-term goals. General Responsibilities Performs a wide variety of complex experiments and reports results. Organizes analytical data of performed experiments. May submit findings for publication. Installs and maintains research equipment. Acts as a liaison to students and laboratory personnel for training. Maintains laboratory supply requisition and management. Trains junior-level staff. Plans experiments and short-term goals. May require travel in order to service various research sites. Qualifications EDUCATION Required Bachelor’s degree in science or related field WORK EXPERIENCE Required 2 years of related research experience Combinations of related education and experience may be considered SKILLS Required Proficient communication skills Maintains a high degree of professionalism Demonstrated time management and priority setting skills Demonstrates a high commitment to quality Possesses flexibility to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment Highly thorough and dependable Possesses a high degree of initiative Ability to build strong customer relationships Working Conditions / Demands The role regularly requires the ability to effectively communicate. The role frequently requires the ability to move about the work environment and to position oneself to operate laboratory equipment effectively. The role requires the ability to move objects weighing up to 25 pounds and will occasionally work near moving mechanical parts. The person in this role must be able to perform the essential functions with or without an accommodation. Work Location Indianapolis, Indiana Advertised Salary The salary range for this position is $42,000 – $47,000. Salary determination is based on experience, skill level, education, and training. Benefits Overview For full-time staff employees, Indiana University offers a wide array of benefits including: Multiple plan options for medical insurance Dental insurance Health Savings Account with generous IU contribution Life insurance, LTD, and AD&D options Base retirement plan contribution from IU, subject to vesting Additional supplemental retirement plan options Tuition benefit for IU classes 10 paid holidays per year Generous Paid Time Off Paid Parental Leave Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Learn more about our benefits by reviewing our online Benefits Brochure. Job Classification Career Level: Mastery FLSA: Nonexempt Job Function: Research Job Family: Research Analysis Click here to learn more about Indiana University’s Job Framework. Posting Disclaimer Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be differences in the working conditions as advertised in our standard job postings (e.g., the ability to travel from one campus to another, etc.). If you are invited for an interview, please discuss your questions or concerns regarding the working conditions at that time. This posting is scheduled to close at 11:59 pm EST on the advertised Close Date. This posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University, but will remain open for a minimum of 5 business days. To guarantee full consideration, please submit your application within 5 business days of the Posted Date. If you wish to include a cover letter, you may include it with your resume when uploading attachments. 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