Research Technologist Position: Medical College of Wisconsin


Lam Lab
Medical College of Wisconsin

Date Posted: 01/06/2021
City: Milwaukee
State: Wisconsin
Primary Category: Research 
Type of Position: Research Technologist


Dr. Lam’s laboratory ( is broadly interested in small molecule tool development along with the use of these tools and in vivo imaging to interrogate biological processes in health and disease.  Specific research directions include developing novel chemo-optogenetic actuators for in vivo applications and studying innate immune cell biology.  Zebrafish and Danionella translucida are used as animal models.  The lab is looking for a motivated Research Technologist to provide support for lab research through managing the lab, preparing reagents/media, maintenance and communication of data, and execution of laboratory experiments.  While experience in molecular and cellular biology, microscopy and working with zebrafish is welcome, hands-on training will be available for all required tasks.  The ability to work independently is highly desirable.  Salary is commensurate with experience.

Primary Functions

  • Carry out experimental designs for sponsored research projects, and perform routine experiments including but not limited to plasmid preparation, cloning, microinjection, genotyping, in vivo imaging using fluorescence microscopes and small molecule screening.
  • Record and compile accurate records and communicate summaries of experimental results.
  • Assist with the evaluation, interpretation and assessment of experimental data and quality control of assays.
  • Participate in meetings with principal investigator and research staff and evaluate/interpret the validity of data as needed.
  • Will have opportunities to be included in publications.
  • Carry out assigned duties for ordering and maintaining supply of inventories.
  • Operate, calibrate and perform routine maintenance on specialized equipment used in research.
  • Prepare media, buffers, reagents, culture plates and competent cells etc.
  • Manage and maintain zebrafish and Danionella translucida lines.
  • Oversee daily lab operation in the absence of the supervisor or Principle Investigator.


Knowledge of biology, chemistry, mathematics, documentation, and records management. Data utilization, complex problem solving, critical thinking, resource management, and writing skills.

Preferred Schedule:
8:00am - 5:00pm with flexibility as required for experiments

Appropriate education and/or experience may be substituted on equivalent basis

Minimum Required Education: Bachelor’s degree

Minimum Required Experience: Undergraduate lab experience

Preferred Education: Master in biology or related field

Preferred Experience: Zebrafish or confocal imaging experience is a plus

Field: Cell and molecular biology, immunology, neuroscience

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