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DEVELOPMENT TECHNOLOGIST
Daily Tasks
Develop, evaluate and implement new tests or methodologies for the laboratory, including installation and evaluation of laboratory equipment, instrumentation, computer software and hardware and new reagent systems. Maintain complete and accurate documentation of data generated and work performed, prepare data for publication and peer review, and participate in formal presentations within the institution. Help train laboratory staff, residents, and students in principles, methods and applications within the laboratory.
Skills/Talents
Analytical skills, self-motivated, detail oriented, excellent written and oral communication skills, ability to work within a team atmosphere.
Work Setting
Laboratories on Mayo Clinic campus
Work Hours
Typical work hours are 8-5, Monday-Friday.
Education
Bachelor's degree in health-related field or science (medical technology, biochemistry, chemistry, biology, etc.). Master's degree recommended.
Qualifications
Proven competencies with laboratory procedures. Use of computers and computer software is required including knowledge and expertise with a laboratory information system, word processing and data handling software.
Recommended High School Classes
college prep, computer applications, health sciences, advanced biology, advanced chemistry, and advanced math
Minnesota Median Salary
N/A
Development Technologist
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