Research Technician - Department of Biology, School of Arts and Sciences-18001842

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Research Technician - Department of Biology, School of Arts and Sciences-18001842

This is a limited term position for 1 year. This is a grant funded position and is not eligible for severance pay.

The Allen Discovery Center (see 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 outcomes. 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 research technician, who will report to a senior scientist working at our Center. This individual will assist this researcher with a broad range of molecular biology techniques, including plasmid DNA preparation, PCR, cloning, isolation and preparation of RNA for RNA-seq, and RT-PCR/qPCR. The ideal candidate must be detail-oriented, experienced in producing reproducible high-quality data, able to manage multiple concurrent tasks, and be an excellent verbal and written communicator.
Basic Requirements:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in biochemistry, biology, biomedical engineering, or a related discipline is required, with 1–2 years of molecular biology experience in an academic or industrial laboratory.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Familiarity with basic statistics, image analysis software, and Adobe Illustrator/Photoshop a plus.
  • This individual must be an extremely organized person, with excellent interpersonal and analytical skills.
  • The ideal candidate will have the ability to multi-task, be able to work independently, and possess a strong drive toward excellence in state-of-the-art research.

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: Nov 30, 2018, 8:48:29 AM





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Posted: 12/1/2018
Application Due: 12/15/2018
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