Research Lab Technician I | Physiology_Pharmacology

Wake Forest Baptist Health
Job Title: Research Lab Technician I
Job ID: 5532
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Job Category: Laboratory / Animal Care
Winston-Salem, NCLaboratory / Animal Care, Medical, Healthcare1/8/2014PHYSIOLOGY/PHARMACOLOGY Full-time Regular, 40 hours/week Research Laboratory - Non-human Primates-Provide routine animal care and maintain animal housing facility-Monitor health of NHPs while keeping detailed records of physiological measures and behavioral procedures-Maintain and...

Job Description


Full-time Regular, 40 hours/week

Research Laboratory - Non-human Primates

-Provide routine animal care and maintain animal housing facility

-Monitor health of NHPs while keeping detailed records of physiological measures and behavioral procedures

-Maintain and sanitize laboratory equipment unique to NHP research

-Assist senior technicians to administer medical treatments to animals as directed by PI or senior NHP staff member

-As instructed, order lab supplies and animal enrichment supplies. -Adhere to proper use of enrichment procedures to fit within the guidelines of the ACUC protocol

-Maintain mandatory written and online records of enrichment, surgery, and medical treatments

-Assist senior lab staff and PI to intravenously collect blood samples

Minimum Qualifications: Please see generic description below

Departmental Preferences: Associate's degree or above and previous experience with laboratory animals



Under direct supervision from a higher level technician or a principal investigator, assist in the performance of a variety of standardized physical, chemical, or biological tests. Procedures and techniques are outlined in detail with the employee exercising limited discretion and independent judgment in completing assigned tasks.


1. Conduct standardized chemical and physical tests on experimental or clinical materials/specimens.

2. Operate a balance and other standard laboratory equipment for mixing, weighing, and preparing specimens for clinical/experimental analysis.

3. Make minor adjustments to correctly calibrate various types of physical testing and electronic

4. Assist higher level technicians in making micro-analysis, tepids analysis, enzyme studies, radioactive studies, and chromatographic studies on various types of tissues, secretions, and excretions.

5. Assist with experiments using animals by restraining them for inoculation and anesthetization; perform routine handling and treatment; set up monitoring equipment.

6. Feed animals in accordance with prescribed simple diets.

7. Clean and sterilize delicate glassware and equipment and maintain premises in sanitary condition.

8. Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.


Oral and/or written instructions are received from supervision.


1. Associate's degree in Biotechnology or related scientific field of study, or equivalent education and experience.

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