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RESEARCH TECHNICIAN, School of Medicine, Pharmacology

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Boston University
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BOSTON, Massachusetts, United States
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RESEARCH TECHNICIAN, School of Medicine, Pharmacology

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The Biomarker Core of Boston University Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (BU ADRC) at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) is seeking to fill a full-time position requiring laboratory experiences, coordination of research samples, data entry and organization. The project is a multi-disciplinary study to follow up a large cohort, use different biospecimen and large datasets to investigate the etiologies and risk factors of Alzheimer’s disease. You will join a group of talented and motivated team members for this mission.

The successful applicant will implement processing different fluid samples of blood and cerebral spinal fluid, conducing ELISA and immunoassays, cell assays, conducting and coordinating the assays for DNA, RNA and protein characterizations in Alzheimer’s Disease in a highly collaborative environment; one of NIH supported 33 ADRC centers in the US, recruiting and following up a large cohort annually, collecting different biospecimen and neuroimaging; different data analyses; respond to requests for samples from faculty, postdocs, and collaborators; train students, postdocs and faculty, as well as the National Alzheimer’s Coordinating Center in research use; and test and utilize new techniques, modifying them as needed to adapt to specific research needs.

Required Skills
  • Bachelor’s degree and 1-3 years of experience
  • Skills to process fluid samples including centrifuge, aliquot, etc.
  • ELISA and immunoassays
  • Strong abilities in coordination and organization
  • Data entry, excel, and simple statistical analysis skills.
  • Some biology background
  • Skill of technique writing
  • Motivation for team work and sufficient communication skills

Thank you for your interest in our research team!

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Job Location BOSTON, Massachusetts, United StatesPosition TypeFull-Time/Regular

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