Research Specialist 1

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Hyde Park Campus

20142 BSD Neurobiology

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Job Information

Job Summary:

Perform routine and more complex technical duties to assist co-workers in the laboratory. Collect and analyze data and/or specimens. Responsibilities include: animal husbandry, maintenance of mouse colony and genotyping, setting up and performing experiments, interacting with students and other laboratory staff under the direction of the principal investigator. 1-2 years of full-time employment in molecular biology or cell biology laboratory is essential.


  • Duties are varied and require theoretical knowledge as well as research experience in animal husbandry.
  • Perform technical and research functions on projects involving: Maintenance of mouse colony and genotyping, assist in the characterization of mice, immunohistochemistry, behavior tests, etc. and prepare reports and data for review and analysis by the Research supervisor.

  • Analytical and problem-solving skills required
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team required
  • Ability to learn new techniques quickly and to work in sterile condition
  • Good manual dexterity and superior organizational skills required
  • Knowledge of research Techniques or methods required

Additional Requirements

Education, Experience and Certifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in a field relevant to the research being conducted required.

  • 1-2 years of full-time employment in molecular biology or cell biology laboratory is preferred.

Working Conditions:
  • Exposure to animals
  • Exposure to laboratory chemicals
  • laboratory environment
  • ability to make repetitive wrist, hand, or finger movements

Required Documents:
  • Resume, Cover Letter

NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application

Benefit Eligibility

Pay Frequency

Pay Range
Depends on Qualification

Scheduled Weekly Hours


Job is Exempt?

Drug Test Required?

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Health Screen Required?

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Job No:
Posted: 3/30/2018
Application Due: 4/18/2018
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