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Histocompatibility Technologist - Organ & Tissue Transplant - Multiple Shifts

University of Alabama at Birmingham

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Birmingham, AL, USA
Posted on Tuesday, August 15, 2023


The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), Department of Neurobiology, is seeking a highly motivated Researcher II to join our team.

General Responsibilities

Under minimal supervision:

  • To set up and perform routine and established lab procedures in support of lab goals.
  • To collect, enter and summarize data.
  • To monitor results and report unusual outcomes.
  • To establish and maintain an organized lab environment.
  • To order lab supplies and keep inventory to ensure necessary resources are available to lab staff.
  • To handle and work with rodents (rats and mice) often daily, as they are an essential component of the research.
  • To communicate effectively with the PI and lab staff.

Key Duties & Responsibilities

  1. Sets up and performs routine and established lab procedures in support of lab goals.
  2. Runs behavioral experiments in rats/mice, including self-administration and tests of cognition, anxiety, and depression.
  3. Performs surgical procedures in rodents.
  4. Maintains transgenic rodent colonies.
  5. Collects biological samples from rodents.
  6. Performs histology and microscopic imaging on rodent brain tissue.
  7. Collects, enter, analyze, and graph data according to established lab protocols.
  8. Monitors results; detects and reports unusual outcomes.
  9. Orders lab supplies and maintains inventory; maintains lab equipment.
  10. Performs basic statistical data analysis.
  11. Performs other duties as assigned.

Hourly Salary Range $15.50 – $17.10


  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field
  • OR Associate's degree in a related field and two (2) years of related experience
  • OR High School diploma or GED and four (4) years of related experience

Work experience may NOT substitute for education requirement.


  • Prior experience with rodent handling and/or behavior, histology and microscopy, and/or coding, even if exposure is only through laboratory coursework, are preferred.
  • Prior experience with transgenic rodent colony management.
  • Prior experience with management of other personnel.
  • Experience with specialized software is desired.
  • Previous experience in a basic science lab is preferred.

Key Skills

  • Ability to maintain organized and detail lab repots.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Ability to think critically.
  • Ability to work as a team member and independently.

Primary Location

: University

Job Category

: Scientific Research


: 392600000 Neurobiology

Employee Status

: Regular
Shift: Day/1st Shift
Work Arrangement (final schedule to be determined by the department/hiring manager): Onsite