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RESEARCH TECHNOLOGIST
Daily Tasks
Executes experimental studies and assists in the planning, design and modification of experiments. Analyzes and organizes data. May make presentations and contribute to the writing of manuscripts. Technologists train residents, fellows and temporary lab personnel and are responsible for maintaining lab equipment and supplies.
Skills/Talents
Communications skills, positive personality, human relations skills, multitasking, strong organizational skills, self-motivated, ability to work independently and an ability to work with a team.
Work Setting
Research laboratories on campus.
Work Hours
Primarily day shifts, Monday-Friday. Additional hours beyond this as needed to complete assignments.
Education
This position requires a bachelor's degree in biology, chemistry or other relevant sciences.
Qualifications
Must have knowledge of basic lab technique and computers, be familiar with medical terminology and have clerical and data entry skills.
Recommended High School Classes
college prep, computer applications, health sciences, advanced biology, advanced chemistry, and advanced math
Minnesota Median Salary
N/A
Research Technologist
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