Research Technician III

Location
WASHINGTON, District of Columbia-WASHINGTON
Posted
Jul 11, 2021
Closes
Aug 15, 2021
Ref
2100026H
Function
Analyst, Research
Industry
Healthcare
Hours
Full Time
The Children's National Research Institute (CNRI) in Washington, DC seeks a Microscopist to support growth of its Cell and Tissue Microscopy Core . . The candidate should possess hands-on experience in optical imaging and be eager to gain additional skills to support user needs. The core offers ample opportunities to learn advanced microscopy approaches, contribute to the core's mission to enable basic and clinical research, and be part of core's growth as it expands into the new Children's National Research and Innovation Campus . . The candidate will participate in the following activities:

• Train users in operation of variety of high-end optical microscopes, help with image acquisition, analysis, and evaluation of microscopy data.
• Work with core users, IT, research administration, and vendors to ensure optimal use of the microscopes and support user's research projects.
• Help maintain instrumentation by routine calibrations, troubleshooting common microscopy issues, and working with the vendors to maximize instrument utilization.
• Collaborate with researchers and vendors to test or develop new imaging modalities.
• Manage online platform for scheduling, usage tracking, supply inventory, and billing.
The ideal candidate should:
• Hold undergraduate or a master's degree in the field of biomedicine or instrumentation.
• Have experience in implementing microscopy approaches in a lab or a core setting.
• Be familiar with image analysis tools; basic programming and coding skills is desirable.
• Possess excellent communicational, teamworking and organizational abilities.

Conducts research under the direction of a Principal Investigator. Works on independent projects - designs studies, collects and analyzes data, and reports results. Independently develops experimental methods and performs data analysis. Responsible for coordinating the analytical, administrative and supervisory functions necessary to manage research programs conducted by the department. Coordinates multiple research studies. Adheres to all standard policies and procedures. Participates in the management and operation of the lab. Oversees the management of lab-related materials, including monitoring cost effectiveness. Directs research assistants and medical students.

Qualifications

Minimum Education
Bachelor's Degree or Master's degree in the field of biomedicine or instrumentation.

Minimum Work Experience
At least 3-7 years of progressive experience.

Required Skills/Knowledge
  • Have experience in implementing microscopy approaches in a lab or a core setting.
  • Be familiar with image analysis tools; basic programming and coding skills is desirable.
  • Possess excellent communicational, teamworking and organizational abilities.


Functional Accountabilities
Responsible Conduct of Research
  • Consistently demonstrate adherence with the standards for the responsible conduct of research.
  • Maintain confidentiality of data as required.
  • Plan, conduct, and manage research projects within the federal and institutional regulations and policies under the direction of the principal investigator.
  • Responsible for appropriate use of research funds and resources.
  • Comply with all annual job-related training requirements.

Promotes internal and external customer relations:
  • Respond to both internal and external requests in an effective and friendly customer service manner.


Childrens National Hospital 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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