Research Assistant II, Biotechnology

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Dartmouth College

Location :
Hanover, New Hampshire

Expiry Date :
Fri, 06 Nov 2020 23:59:59 GMT

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Full-time$20 – $25 an hour1 hour ago


– Time management
– Laboratory experience
– Computer skills
– Data collection
– Research
– Bachelor’s degree

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Position Purpose:

To contribute to the understanding of immune responses by setting up and conducting research studies using established methods or assisting in the development of novel platforms.

We are seeking a candidate with a Bachelors/Masters (major in one of the Biological/Chemical Sciences or the equivalent) to become a member of a collaborative group of researchers that biophysically characterize antibodies elicited during immunization or passive infusion using specialized techniques developed in the Ackerman lab. Working with researchers who are at the cutting edge of HIV/Polio/COVID-19 vaccine development, a qualified applicant will contribute to the development and understanding of vaccine responses by providing reliable data and analysis. Candidates must be organized, able to work independently, and have competence in basic laboratory procedures and techniques.
This is a full-time, 40 hours/week position.
12 month position with continuing employment based on availability of grant funds.

Required Qualifications:

– Bachelor’s degree with a major in one of the Biological Sciences, Chemistry, or the equivalent.
– Two years of relevant research experience or the equivalent working in a laboratory is highly desirable.
– High competency in basic laboratory skills (pipetting, weighing, and recordkeeping).
– Moderate competency in one or more of the following: robotic liquid handling, flow cytometry, protein chemistry, or analytical chemistry.
– Ability to lift a 50 pound container of reagent.

Preferred Qualifications:

– Ability to learn, develop, and new techniques.
– Ability to work independently and critical thinking and sound judgment.
– Good organizational and time management skills.
– Editorial skills for preparation of reports.
– Willingness to work with hazardous materials such as infectious materials, human and simian bodily fluids, and/or hazardous chemicals.
– Knowledge of computers and software applications.

Regular Full Time w/end date

Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged.

Key Accountabilities:


– Works as a member of a collaborative group to accomplish projects in a reasonable timeframe.
– Independently sets up laboratory experiments/tests, utilizing a range of established methods, procedures, and techniques (e.g robotics/automated liquid handling, flow cytometry, analytical chemistry, etc).
– Identifies, troubleshoots, and corrects or recommends solutions to problems associated with experimental design, procedures, equipment, and facilities.
– As necessary, develops and/or implements new or modified research methods, procedures, and techniques to meet the unique requirements of assigned research problems.
– Adheres to laboratory standard operating procedures, to ensure Good Clinical Laboratory Practices (GCLP), including careful documentation and strict protocol adherence.
– Data Collection/Preparation
– Collects, analyzes, and interprets data resulting from experimentation.
– Performs literature searches to develop information of relevance to the research.
– Prepares appropriate and understandable representations of data such as sequences, graphs, charts, etc.
– Participates in the preparation of reports and presentations of the research findings. Presents at laboratory meetings.
– Contributes to the preparation of scientific manuscripts by drafting portions of the text, preparing graphs, tables, and charts, etc.
– Laboratory
– Adheres to laboratory safety requirements including general and chemical/hazardous waste safety disposal methods.
– Instructs others in laboratory methods, procedures, and techniques and provides technical guidance and direction as required.
– Accomplishes day-to-day care and housekeeping of laboratory.
– Monitors laboratory equipment and instrument performance; obtains maintenance and repair as necessary.
– Maintains computerized records associated with laboratory activities

Special Instructions to Applicants:

This position is funded by a grant. Continuation is based upon available funds.

This position is a 12-month term position.

Employment in this position is contingent upon consent to and successful completion of a pre-employment background check, which may include a criminal background check, reference checks, verification of work history, and verification of any required academic credentials, licenses, and/or certifications, with results acceptable to Dartmouth College. A criminal conviction will not automatically disqualify an applicant from employment. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $20.08 – $25.10 per hour


– Day shift
– Monday to Friday

COVID-19 considerations:
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– relevant research: 2 years (Required)


– Bachelor’s (Preferred)

Work authorization:

– United States (Required)

Application Question:

– Do you have a high competency in basic laboratory skills (pipetting, weighing, and recordkeeping)?

Work Location:

– One location

Work Remotely:

– No

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