Research Technician - Department of Neuroscience, School of Medicine-18001409



Job Description

Research Technician - Department of Neuroscience, School of Medicine-18001409
Description

The Department of Neuroscience is a basic science department that focuses on cutting-edge research in the areas of synapse development and function, sensory systems, and complex behavior, cognitive neuroscience and behavioral neurobiology. Dr. Yang is supported by funding from the federal government, private foundations, and industry. Dr. Yang is also extensively involved with the Sackler School of Biomedical Graduate Biomedical Science Program in Neuroscience as well as teaching within the medical school.

Under close supervision of Dr. Yang, he/she conducts a variety of routine experiments following established procedures and protocols, which may include performing assays, tissue culture, electrophoresis, and other laboratory techniques. May also record test results, analyze data using basic statistics, maintain laboratory equipment and supplies, and monitor animal colonies. There are five primary functions of this position: 1)Manage mouse colony; duties include mating, weaning, identifying transgenic markers from tissue samples by PCR, maintaining genotyping records 2)Learn and perform qRT-PCR and other common gene expression experiments; 3)Perform software based quantitative image analysis 4)Support lab maintenance, including preparation of stock solutions and support of ordering 5)Perfuse and prepare mouse brain tissue for immunohistochemistry, and Image mouse brain sections by confocal microscopy.

Qualifications
Basic Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree in science with up to 1 year laboratory experience.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Familiarity with basic laboratory techniques and procedures.
  • Required skills:
    • Good math calculations;
    • Strong experience with cell culture or biochemistry;
    • Experience with handling rodents, animal dissection;
  • Standard software use: office, Photoshop, illustrator, etc.
  • Familiarity with basic laboratory techniques and procedures.
  • 1+ years laboratory experience with fluorescence microscopy and image analysis.
  • 1+ years laboratory experience with immunohistochemistry.
  • Mouse colony management experience.

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-Boston
Job: Research
Organization: Neuroscience-BasicSci/Medical
Employee Status: Regular
Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Jul 9, 2018, 1:29:52 PM

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