Research Technician

Location
Saratoga Springs, NY
Posted
Mar 16, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Posting Number
S00049P

Position Title
Research Technician

Department
Neuroscience Program

Position Status
Part-Time

Position Type
Temporary

Months per Year
12 Months

Work hours

TBD

Start Date (For temporary positions only)
5/1/18

End Date (For temporary positions only)
1/31/21

Position Band/Level
130 = AP27

Pay Range
$26.37/hr ($24,000 annually for this part time, 12 months per year position)

Ad Text

Job Summary

A 12- month, half-time research technician position is available in the lab of Dr. Christopher G. Vecsey within the Neuroscience Program at Skidmore College (https://academics.skidmore.edu/blogs/cvecsey/). Following training received from Dr. Vecsey, the technician will be responsible for carrying out and analyzing the results of behavioral, genetic, electrophysiological, and fluorescent imaging experiments in the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster, and will assist Dr. Vecsey in training undergraduate students in these techniques. The technician will also collaborate with Dr. Vecsey on the conception of experimental plans and on writing up of the results for publication, and will also assist with organizing the lab, ordering lab supplies, and scheduling lab events such as lab meetings and poster sessions.

Minimum Qualifications

(1) B.A. or B.S. in Neuroscience or related field (Biology, Biochemistry, Psychology, e.g.), (2) Excellent verbal and written communication skills, (3) Willingness to learn new techniques through hands-on training and through self-motivated learning, and (4) Ability to work independently, in blocks of time that allow for the completion of experiments.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience using some or all of the techniques involved in the project (fluorescent imaging of live neurons, electrophysiology, Drosophila genetics, statistical analysis of data, and using MS Office, especially Excel, and Adobe Illustrator/Photoshop), (2) Ability to start during the upcoming summer of 2018, and (3) Interest in staying in the position for more than one year (ideally for all three).

Physical Demands (For Union Positions Only)

EEO Statement

Skidmore College is committed to being an inclusive campus community and, as an Equal Opportunity Employer, does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, predisposition or carrier status, domestic violence victim status, familial status, dating violence, or stalking, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

Employment at Skidmore College is contingent upon an acceptable background check result.

CREATIVE THOUGHT MATTERS.

Special Instructions to Applicant

To be considered for this position, please fill out an online application and attach the following documents: cover letter, resume and list of three references to include name, title, company, email address and telephone number of three professional references.

All documents must be attached through the application system. If you encounter difficulty, please contact Clarissa Sawyer, Employment Coordinator in Human Resources at: csawyer@skidmore.edu or 518 580.5802

Posting Information

Posting Date

Open Until Filled

Closing Date

Quicklink for Posting
http://careers.skidmore.edu/postings/1723

Supplemental Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
  1. * Do you have a B.A. or B.S. in Neuroscience or related field (Biology, Biochemistry, Psychology, e.g.)?
    • YES
    • NO
  2. * Where did you first learn about this position?
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC)
    • HigherEdJobs.com
    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • Indeed.com
    • Inside Higher Education
    • LinkedIn
    • New York State Department of Labor
    • Saratoga Chamber of Commerce
    • Saratogian
    • Scholarly Hires
    • Skidmore Website
    • Times Union
    • Twitter
    • Career Fair
    • Invited by Department to Apply
    • Professional Conference
    • Professional journal/publication
    • Referred by Skidmore Employee
    • Other


Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. List of Three References
Optional Documents


    Skidmore College is committed to being an inclusive campus community and, as an Equal Opportunity Employer, does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, predisposition or carrier status, domestic violence victim status, familial status, dating violence, or stalking, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.
    Employment at Skidmore College is contingent upon an acceptable background check result
    CREATIVE THOUGHT MATTERS.

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