Research Technician - Department of Biology, School of Arts and Sciences-18001170

Location
Medford, MA
Posted
Jun 15, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Job Description

Research Technician - Department of Biology, School of Arts and Sciences-18001170
Description

This is limited term position for 1 year, renewable based on continuation of grant funding and satisfactory performance. This is a grant funded position and is not eligible for severance pay.

The Allen Discovery Center (see http://allencenter.tufts.edu/) is dedicated to the advancement of basic biology and biomedicine, and to using an integrated approach to control biological structure and function. Through a combination of molecular genetics, biophysics, and computational approaches, researchers at the Center work toward a multi-level control of patterning. Novel technology is being developed to modulate the bioelectric communication that enables cells to coordinate their activities toward specific anatomical and functional end-states. This new type of epigenetic control has significant implications for developmental biology, evolution, unconventional computation, and synthetic bioengineering. Applications in progress include the repair of birth defects, regenerative medicine, cancer reprogramming, and synthetic biology.

We are seeking a versatile, experienced, and highly motivated technician, who will report to two Research Scientists working at our Center. This individual will assist these Research Scientists with a broad range of tasks, including routine molecular biology techniques, histology, animal (tadpoles and frog) husbandry, time-lapse video analysis, and will be trained on more complex procedures such as microinjection of Xenopus oocytes and fluorescence microscopy. The ideal candidate must be detail-oriented, experienced in producing high-quality results, able to manage multiple concurrent tasks, and be an excellent verbal and written communicator. Grant funded, 1 year limited term renewable based on continuation of grant funding and satisfactory performance.

Qualifications
Basic Requirements:
  • A Bachelor’s degree in biology or a related discipline is required, with 1–2 years of experience in an academic or industrial laboratory.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience working with aquatic animals preferred, but not strictly necessary.
  • Familiarity with basic statistics, image analysis software, and Adobe Illustrator/Photoshop a plus.
  • This individual must an extremely organized person, with excellent interpersonal and analytical skills.


An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.


Equal Opportunity Employer – minority/females/veterans/disability/sexual orientation/gender identity.



Primary Location: United States-Massachusetts-Medford/Somerville
Job: Research
Organization: Biology - A&S
Employee Status: Limited Appointment
Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Mar 30, 2018, 2:20:18 PM

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