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Requisition ID:  21281

Research Technician

What You'll Be Doing:

This is an amazing opportunity for a new graduate looking for experience working in the Watts lab. As a Research Technician, you will be instrumental in supporting the  research in the lab of Dr. Val Watts.  You will provide support in managing laboratory inventory, ordering lab equipment and supplies, managing laboratory stocks of chemicals and reagents, and assisting lab staff with experiments.  In this position will be expected to maintain cell stocks and DNA plasmids, run second messenger (e.g. cAMP and beta arrestin) and receptor binding assays, develop new assays, perform adenylyl cyclase regulation studies and maintain cell culture. You will be involved in animal studies with mice. You will also help maintain records for laboratory including safety training and biohazards protocols.


What We're Looking For:


Education and Experience

Must have:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Chemistry or related field          
  • Excellent record keeping skills
  • Experience in a wet lab working on cell culture, plate-based assays



  • Good communications skills with ability to follow oral and written instructions
  • Strong organizational and time management skills with emphasis on accuracy and attention to detail
  • Ability to: 
    • identify and determine problems, analyze information and implement solutions
    • work independently and in a team environment
    • carefully document research findings
    • work safely and accurately in a laboratory setting
  • Capable of taking initiative and assuming responsibility
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Motivated individual with ability to efficiently multitask, work under pressure, handle interruptions and meet deadlines

Additional Information:

  • All new hires will be expected to follow Protect Purdue 
  • Purdue University will not sponsor employment authorization for this position  
  • A background check will be required for employment in this position
  • FLSA: Non-Exempt (Eligible for Overtime)
  • Retirement Eligibility:  Defined Contribution Waiting Period
  • Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply
  • Benefit Statement: Purdue University offers a substantial Benefit Package including medical, dental, and vision insurance as well as a generous paid time off package for sick and vacation days

Nearest Major Market: Lafayette

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