• Senior Lab Services Technician

    Location KN-St. Kitts
    Job ID
    2018-103084
    Institution
    Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine
    Department
    Academics
  • Opportunity at a Glance

    The candidate will apply their experience of scientific, laboratory settings to support the growing diagnostic and research activities in the Laboratories. This technical position is critical to the RUSVM strategic plan priorities.

    Responsibilities

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Support the ongoing veterinary research programs under the immediate supervision of the Senior Scientist using state-of-the-art biochemical, molecular, serological and tissue culture techniques.
    • Possess the ability to multi-task and manage several projects in parallel, with particular attention to detail.
    • Possess and promote the ability to work in a team environment
    • • Assist in the training of other laboratory personnel, graduate and veterinary students in good laboratory practice and research techniques
    • Help design and implement SOPs for research trials and related activities
    • Perform additional tasks assigned by the management team. 

    Specific duties:

    • Providing expert assistance for the Veterinary Physiology research in the laboratory, including teaching students how to work with rodent models of various processes.
    • Other duties include assisting with other technical aspects of active research projects (e.g. serological assays, nucleic acid extractions, realtime PCR and bacterial cultures), training of students in research techniques and assisting with general lab maintenance in collaboration with other laboratory personnel. 
    • Depending on qualifications and research experience the successful candidate will be offered the opportunity to be a co-PI on future research projects. Such level of engagement will follow NIH guidelines for co-authorship.

    Other duties as assigned.  

    Qualifications

    • A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in biological sciences with 5 years of experience in relevant biological research field is required. A Master’s degree with 3 years of research experience or a PhD with at least 1 year of biological research experience is preferred. 
    • Should have documented experience in a research environment with a demonstrated ability to implement and perform molecular and cellular assays and techniques.
    • Outstanding interpersonal communication and organizational skills. 
    • Proven ability to interact well as a constructive member of research teams. 
    • High-level computer skills with knowledge of programs designed for nucleic acid sequence analysis is desirable.
    • Flexible working hours to meet the demands of research projects which may occasionally involve working after hours, weekends, and on public holidays.


    We are proud to be an EEO employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing. Thank you for applying for this outstanding opportunity today.

    Who We Are

    Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine (RUSVM) offers a unique program of training on the island of St. Kitts in the Caribbean.  A cutting-edge curriculum, with innovative use of technologies and simulations, provides the best possible training for tomorrow’s veterinarians.  Students benefit from seven semesters of integrated preclinical and clinical studies at our St Kitts campus, and one year of clinical training at our affiliate veterinary teaching hospitals in the United States, Canada, Europe and Australia. 

     

    Our ongoing research focuses on key issues strategically relevant to One Health in tropical and developing countries and includes zoonotic diseases, food safety and security, environmental health, and conservation medicine. We prioritize recruitment of talented faculty and are now seeking a key new member of our team to join us as we develop new programs to best prepare our graduates to face the global opportunities and challenges of veterinary medicine in the 21st century.

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