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Research Lab Technician I, Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine

Company: Atrium Health
Location: Winston Salem
Posted on: November 15, 2023

Job Description:

Job Description


Under direct supervision from a higher level technician or a principal investigator, assists 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.


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


  • Ability to listen and communicate effectively
  • Basic computer skills
  • Knowledge of medical terminology to interact with medical staff regarding laboratory procedures and results
  • Knowledge of medical equipment and instruments
  • Knowledge of common safety hazards and universal precautions to establish a safe work environment.
  • Conducts standardized chemical and physical tests on experimental or clinical materials/specimens.
  • Operates a balance and other standard laboratory equipment for mixing, weighing, and preparing specimens for clinical/experimental analysis.
  • Makes minor adjustments to correctly calibrate various types of physical testing and electronic equipment.
  • Assists higher-level technicians in making microanalysis, tepids analysis, enzyme studies, radioactive studies, and chromatographic studies on various types of tissues, secretions, and excretions.
  • Assists with experiments using animals by restraining them for inoculation and anesthetization; performs routine handling and treatment; sets up monitoring equipment.
  • Feeds animals in accordance with prescribed simple diets.
  • Cleans and sterilizes delicate glassware and equipment and maintains premises in sanitary
  • Performs other related duties incidental to the work described herein.
    • Research laboratory environment
    • Frequent exposure to diseases, medicinal preparations and other conditions common in a lab environment
    • Must wear protective equipment (gloves, gowns/lab coats, eye protection, face protection)
    • Exposure to glass and other breakable objects
    • Exposure to animals

      About Us

      Wake Forest University School of Medicine (WFUSM) is a U.S. News and World Report top 50 ranked medical school, integrated with a world-class health system, Atrium Health. WFUSM, the academic core of Atrium Health Enterprise, is a recognized leader in experiential medical education and groundbreaking research that includes Wake Forest Innovations, a commercialization enterprise focused on advancing health care through new medical technologies and biomedical discovery. WFUSM, has over $300M in annual, extramural funding that drives a cutting-edge Academic Learning Health System by integrating innovative research with excellent patient care across our enterprise.

      Atrium Health is based in Winston-Salem, North Carolina and is part of Advocate Health, which is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, and is the fifth-largest nonprofit health system in the United States, created from the combination of Atrium Health and Advocate Aurora Health. AHWFB is an 885-bed tertiary-care hospital in Winston-Salem - that includes Brenner Children's Hospital, five community hospitals, more than 300 primary and specialty care locations and more than 2,700 physicians.

      Our highly integrated academic and clinical environment is deeply committed to improving health, elevating hope, and advancing healing - for all.

      It should be noted that while you are applying on the Wake Forest University School of Medicine Career Site, you will receive communications from the Atrium Health Recruitment Team. Please know that this is an expected process. Thanks in advance for your flexibility.

      About the Team

      Mission, Vision and Culture Commitments


      To improve health, elevate hope and advance healing - for all.


      To be the first and best choice for care.

      Culture Commitments

      We create a space where all Belong

      We Work as One to make great things happen

      We earn Trust in all we do

      We Innovate to better the now and create the future

      We drive for Excellence - always

Keywords: Atrium Health, Winston-Salem , Research Lab Technician I, Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine, Professions , Winston Salem, North Carolina

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