Research Technician II

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Washington, District of Columbia-Washington
Sep 29, 2020
Nov 03, 2020
Analyst, Research
Full Time
The research Technician II will perform routine research procedures related to investigation such as genotyping, RNA, and DNA extraction as directed by principal investigator or supervisor. Duties will be supervised.

The research group in the laboratory of Dr. Yuan Zhu is interested in understanding molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying the development of normal neural stem and progenitor cells as well as tumorigenesis in the nervous system. We are using the mouse as a model system to develop genetic engineering mouse (GEM) tumor models, which recapitulate human cancers both genetically and phenotypically (Zhu et al., Cell 1998; Zhu et al., Science 2002; Zhu et al., Cancer Cell 2005; Zheng et al., Cancer Cell 2008; Wang et al., Cancer Cell 2009; Wang et al., Cell 2012). Particularly, we have been focusing on the role of tumor suppressor genes in the nervous system. Learn more:


Functional Accountabilities

1. Plan, conduct, and manage search projects within the federal and institutional regulations and policies under the direction of the principal investigator.
2. Responsible for appropriate use of research funds and resources.
3. Comply with all annual job-related training requirements.
4. Conduct literature search as directed.

Laboratory Work
1. Perform routine tests under the direction of principal investigator or supervisor.
2. Record and check results for completeness and accuracy.
3. Perform tasks that may require familiarity with fundamental techniques and equipment.
4. Compile information from lab notebooks and journals.
5. Attend courses, seminars, and lab meetings to expand knowledge of research and laboratory techniques.

Project Planning
1. Assist with planning specific research protocols and procedures.
2. Coordinate schedules of tests and procedures.
3. Assist staff to develop and troubleshoot new techniques and ideas.

1. Maintain a log of work performed;
2. Prepare charts, graphs, and results of studies; compile and help analyze data.
3. Maintain all required records, reports, statistics, etc.; prepare summary reports as requested.
4. Maintain and update department policies in regard to procedures, objectives, safety etc.

Organizational Accountabilities
Organizational Accountabilities (Staff)
Organizational Commitment/Identification

1. Anticipate and responds to customer needs; follows up until needs are met


1. Demonstrate collaborative and respectful behavior
2. Partner with all team members to achieve goals
3. Receptive to others' ideas and opinions

Performance Improvement/Problem-solving

1. Contribute to a positive work environment
2. Demonstrate flexibility and willingness to change
3. Identify opportunities to improve clinical and administrative processes
4. Make appropriate decisions, using sound judgment

Cost Management/Financial Responsibility

1. Use resources efficiently
2. Search for less costly ways of doing things


1. Speak up when team members appear to exhibit unsafe behavior or performance
2. Continuously validate and verify information needed for decision making or documentation
3. Stop in the face of uncertainty and takes time to resolve the situation
4. Demonstrate accurate, clear and timely verbal and written communication
5. Actively promote safety for patients, families, visitors and co-workers
6. Attend carefully to important details - practicing Stop, Think, Act and Review in order to self-check behavior and performance

Children's National Health System is an equal opportunity employer that evaluates qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender, identity, or other characteristics protected by law.

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