Distribution Laboratory Assistant
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.
70% Bench Including:
Learn sample handling technique
Bingo pull and ship orders
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:
Inventory management of lab supplies
***There is a potential for a large project starting during the 2022 year causing a much larger time potential for pulling and storing biological samples.
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.
Candidates will learn the following skills:
Understanding laboratory operations
Using computer LIMS systems to track biological samples
Learn to effectively communicate in small work group and intergroup settings
How to safely handle biological specimens
Candidates may learn the following skills:
How to plate and normalize DNA manually and with robotics