Research Study Technician

Boston University
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
27 Sep 2016
End of advertisement period
25 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

Tracking Code 8499/I2616

Job Description

The incumbent will use a variety of molecular, cell biology and biochemical techniques under direct supervision of the PI. Common experimental procedures in the laboratory include growing and harvesting bacteria and cultured cells, preparing plasmid DNA, RNA isolation, gel electrophoresis, transfections, purification of recombinant proteins, Western and Northern blotting, PCR, including real time PCR, conventional and NextGen sequencing, and fluorescent microscopy. The research component will constitute approximately 50% of the effort. A part of the duties will be ordering lab supplies, maintaining equipment, communicating with vendor and facilities, and supervision of lab assistants (50% effort). Theoretical and practical training will be provided as necessary. Individuals considering future graduate or medical careers may be afforded an opportunity to pursue independent research projects potentially leading to scientific publications.

Required Skills

Must have a bachelor degree in molecular or cell biology or biochemistry.

Practical experience in a molecular biology or related disciplines research laboratory required. The following practical skills and knowledge are required: Knowledge of microbiology, biochemistry, and molecular genetics.

Preparation of chemical solutions, media.

Sterile cell culture techniques.

Experience with recombinant DNA and PCR.

Experience growing bacterial cultures and other cultures. Electrophoresis.

Word processing and research record keeping.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, 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 States

Position Type Full-Time/Regular