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Research Assistant II, Biotechnology

Dartmouth College
Hanover, NH 03755
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Dartmouth College

Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, veterans or any other legally protected group.

Position Information

Position Title
Research Assistant II, Biotechnology

Thayer School of Engineering

Position Number

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Seeking a candidate with a Bachelors/Masters (major in one of the Biological/Chemical Sciences or the equivalent) to become a member of a collaborative group of researchers that biophysically characterize antibodies elicited during immunization or passive infusion using specialized techniques developed in the Ackerman lab. Working with researchers who are at the cutting edge of HIV/Polio/COVID-19 vaccine development, a qualified applicant will contribute to the development and understanding of vaccine responses by providing reliable data and analysis. Candidates must be organized, able to work independently, and have competence in basic laboratory procedures and techniques.
This is a full-time, 40 hours/week position.
12 month position with continuing employment based on availability of grant funds.

Position Purpose

To contribute to the understanding of immune responses by setting up and conducting research studies using established methods or assisting in the development of novel platforms.

SEIU Level
Not an SEIU Position


Employment Category
Regular Full Time w/end date

Department Contact for Cover Letter
Professor Margaret Ackerman

Special Instructions to Applicants

This position is funded by a grant. Continuation is based upon available funds.

This position is a 12-month term position.

Employment in this position is contingent upon consent to and successful completion of a pre-employment background check, which may include a criminal background check, reference checks, verification of work history, and verification of any required academic credentials, licenses, and/or certifications, with results acceptable to Dartmouth College. A criminal conviction will not automatically disqualify an applicant from employment. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

Key Accountabilities

Works as a member of a collaborative group to accomplish projects in a reasonable timeframe.
Independently sets up laboratory experiments/tests, utilizing a range of established methods, procedures, and techniques (e.g robotics/automated liquid handling, flow cytometry, analytical chemistry, etc).
Identifies, troubleshoots, and corrects or recommends solutions to problems associated with experimental design, procedures, equipment, and facilities.
As necessary, develops and/or implements new or modified research methods, procedures, and techniques to meet the unique requirements of assigned research problems.
Adheres to laboratory standard operating procedures, to ensure Good Clinical Laboratory Practices ( GCLP ), including careful documentation and strict protocol adherence.
Data Collection/Preparation
Collects, analyzes, and interprets data resulting from experimentation.
Performs literature searches to develop information of relevance to the research.
Prepares appropriate and understandable representations of data such as sequences, graphs, charts, etc.
Participates in the preparation of reports and presentations of the research findings. Presents at laboratory meetings.
Contributes to the preparation of scientific manuscripts by drafting portions of the text, preparing graphs, tables, and charts, etc.
Adheres to laboratory safety requirements including general and chemical/hazardous waste safety disposal methods.
Instructs others in laboratory methods, procedures, and techniques and provides technical guidance and direction as required.
Accomplishes day-to-day care and housekeeping of laboratory.
Monitors laboratory equipment and instrument performance; obtains maintenance and repair as necessary.
Maintains computerized records associated with laboratory activities

-- Demonstrates a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and cultural awareness through actions, interactions, and communications with others. -- Performs other duties as assigned.



Posted: 2020-07-25 Expires: 2020-08-25

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