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Distribution Laboratory Assistant

Department overview: One of the first human genetics departments in the country, the Department of Medical and Molecular Genetics at IU School of Medicine has a rich history of training geneticists and genetic counselors and providing genetic consultation and counseling services. The department contributes to the understanding of numerous genetic conditions through the integration of basic research in genetic and genomic mechanisms, translational research in disease models, and clinical trials in rare and common genetic diseases.

Tasks include:
70% Bench Including:
Learn sample handling technique
Bingo pull and ship orders
Relabel samples
Plate TE for DNA orders (Manual and robotics)
Plate DNA samples
Find and prioritize DNA samples for analysis, as needed
Quantify DNA concentrations
15% Pull/Restore Biological Samples
15% Misc Including:
Lab Hygiene
Inventory management of lab supplies

Candidates must possess:
Attention to detail.
Ability to receive instruction and work independently.
Excellent work ethic.
No experience necessary.
Must have basic computer skills; prefer experience using databases. Must show initiative, personal responsibility and organization, ability to work/communicate effectively with multiple supervisors.

Learning Outcomes Related to the Profiles of Learning for Undergraduate Success:
What the applicant will learn through the position:
  • Basic laboratory techniques and Pipette proficiency
  • Robotic liquid handler experience
  • Basic lab equipment maintenance
  • How to use automated liquid handlers
Problem Solver:
  • CAP biobank accreditation standards
  • How to manage and prioritize multiple projects