Laboratory Technician

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Laboratory TechnicianSchool/Division:College of Liberal Arts and SciencesOffice:Department of BiologyFull-Time or Part-Time:Full-TimeAbout HofstraHofstra University is a nationally ranked and recognized private university in Hempstead, N.Y. that is the only school to ever host three consecutive presidential debates (2008, 2012 and 2016). At Hofstra, students get the best of both worlds. Our campus is a leafy oasis just a quick train ride away from New York City and all its cultural, recreational and professional opportunities. We offer small classes and personal attention, with the resources, technology and facilities of a large university. Students can choose from more than 160 undergraduate program options and 165 graduate program options in the liberal arts and sciences, education, health professions and human services, the Peter S. Kalikow School of Government, Public Policy and International Affairs, the Fred DeMatteis School of Engineering and Applied Science, the Frank G. Zarb School of Business, the Lawrence Herbert School of Communication, the Maurice A. Deane School of Law, the Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies, and the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. Hofstra University is a dynamic community of more than 11,000 students from around the world who are dedicated to civic engagement, academic excellence and becoming leaders in their communities and their careers.Description:The Department of Biology at Hofstra University seeks to fill an opening for a full-time laboratory technician. The laboratory technician will have primary responsibility for managing a microbiology research laboratory. The research focus of the laboratory is on the molecular mechanisms utilized by bacteria to secrete proteins into the environment. The laboratory technician will oversee day-to-day operations of the laboratory, and responsibilities will include ordering, preparing, and organizing lab chemicals and supplies, maintaining bacterial stocks, and assist in supervision of student researchers. In addition, the technician will participate in the biochemical and genetic characterization of bacterial protein secretion systems, focusing on the Gram-negative organism Acinetobacter baylyi. The Laboratory Technician reports to the Principal Investigator (PI) of the laboratory. Please note that this position is grant funded and subject to the continuing availability of grant funds.Qualifications:Minimum Qualifications:
•Bachelor’s degree in a biological science
•Relevant experience in a microbiology research laboratory
•Must have experience with genetic and biochemical approaches to study Gram-negative bacteria including
•Experience with common molecular biology techniques including nucleic acid and protein purification, PCR, gel electrophoresis, and cloning.
•Excellent organizational and time management skills

Requested Information: Interested applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references. Application Instructions:All materials can be submitted to the PI via email:

Nathan Rigel
Assistant Professor of Biology
[email protected]
Voluntary Self-IdentificationAll applicants are invited to complete the three (3) voluntary self-identification formsDeadline:Open until filledDate Posted: 05/30/2019Posting Number: 896825-19




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Posted: 5/31/2019
Application Due: 8/20/2019
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