Children's National Health System

Research Technician III (43944607)
Location: Washington, District of Columbia - United States
Posted: 2/20/2018

Research Technician III

Conducts research under the direction of a Principal Investigator. Works on independent projects - designs studies, collects and analyzes data, and reports results. Independently develops experimental methods and performs data analysis. Responsible for coordinating the analytical, administrative and supervisory functions necessary to manage research programs conducted by the department. Coordinates multiple research studies. Adheres to all standard policies and procedures. Participates in the management and operation of the lab. Oversees the management of lab-related materials, including monitoring cost effectiveness. Directs research assistants and medical students.


Minimum Education
Bachelor's Degree
Specific Requirements and Preferences
Bachelor's in basic science or related field. Master's degree desired.
Minimum Work Experience
3 Year(s)
Specific Requirements and Preferences
At least 3-7 years of progressive experience. Supervisory experience preferred.
Required Skills/Knowledge
Knowledge of statistics and advanced mathematics Proficiency in the use of wide variety of lab techniques, research equipment and research related software Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail Proven ability to communicate effectively with a multi-disciplinary research team Demonstrated experience in laboratory methods such as: gel electrophoresis, PCR analysis, protein purification and DNA purification. Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications such as: MS Word, MS Excel, PowerPoint, etc. Experience handling laboratory animals
Required Licenses and Certifications

Functional Accountabilities
Responsible Conduct of Research
Consistently demonstrate adherence with the standards for the responsible conduct of research.
Maintain confidentiality of data as required.
Plan, conduct, and manage research projects within the federal and institutional regulations and policies under the direction of the principal investigator.
Responsible for appropriate use of research funds and resources.
Comply with all annual job-related training requirements.
Performs laboratory work
Perform routine and non-routine tests such as western blots, immunoprecipitation and immunofluorescence as directed.
Record and check results for completeness and accuracy.
Perform tasks that may require familiarity with techniques and equipment.
Assists with project planning
Assist with planning specific research protocols and procedures.
Coordinate schedules of tests and procedures.
Assist in the development and troubleshooting of new techniques and ideas.
Plans research projects
In conjunction with Principle Investigator, modify methods and protocols.
Formulate and perform complex laboratory experiments, and analyzes and reports the data
Formulate and defend hypotheses.
Elaborate on design and execution of experiments that could test these hypotheses.
Develop methods and protocols to implement the experiments, including gel electrophoresis, PCR analysis, protein purifications, and DNA purifications.
Make detailed observations and keep an accurate laboratory notebook.
Present and discuss work at weekly laboratory meetings and national symposia.
Supports project management
Maintain awareness of deadlines and plan appropriately for upcoming staffing and project needs.
Plan for completion of projects on time.
Train and mentor new staff as needed.
Assist with determining work assignments, schedules and priorities.
Maintains Data:
Develop and modify databases as needed.
Collect, codes and compile statistics (coding of data requires interpretation of data from a broad range of alternatives).
Promotes internal and external customer relations:
Respond to both internal and external requests in an effective and friendly customer service manner.
Safety Speak up when team members appear to exhibit unsafe behavior or performance
Continuously validate and verify information needed for decision making or documentation
Stop in the face of uncertainty and takes time to resolve the situation
Demonstrate accurate, clear and timely verbal and written communication
Actively promote safety for patients, families, visitors and co-workers
Attend carefully to important details - practicing Stop, Think, Act and Review in order to self-check behavior and performance
Organizational Accountabilities (Staff)
Review and write reports, proposals and publications :
Generate standard and ad-hoc reports as needed.
Analyze and evaluate data.
Compile data and write sections of project results and analysis.
Edit sections written by colleagues.
Prepare charts and graphs for publication.
Draft and edit manuscripts and grant proposals.
Research professional journals and literature.
Attend lab seminars to further research knowledge.
Assist in or prepare the writing of grants, journal articles, poster and oral presentations.
Organizational Commitment/Identification Partner in the mission and upholds the core principles of the organization
Committed to diversity and recognizes value of cultural/ ethnic differences
Demonstrate personal and professional integrity
Maintain confidentiality at all times
Customer Service Anticipate and responds to customer needs; follows up until needs are met
Teamwork/Communication Demonstrate collaborative and respectful behavior
Partner with all team members to achieve goals
Receptive to others’ ideas and opinions
Performance Improvement/Problem-solving Contribute to a positive work environment
Demonstrate flexibility and willingness to change
Identify opportunities to improve clinical and administrative processes
Make appropriate decisions, using sound judgment
Cost Management/Financial Responsibility Use resources efficiently
Search for less costly ways of doing things

Primary Location: District of Columbia-Washington
Work Locations: Sheikh Zayed Campus 111 Michigan Avenue Washington 20010
Job: Research
Organization: Ctr Cancer & Immunology Rsrch
Regular / Temporary: R (Regular)
Position Status: FT - Full-Time
Shift: Day
Work Schedule: M-F 9am - 5:30pm

Additional Requirments / Information

Job Capacity:Employee (full-time)
Minimum Education Level:See Job Description
Visa Sponsorship: No
Related Industries:Research

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