Senior Technician, School of MEDICINE

Boston University
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
11 Nov 2016
End of advertisement period
09 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

Tracking Code 8584/K1016

Job Description

Unit Job summary:  We are recruiting a scientist that works well independently and in collaboration to perform complex lab and research-related duties and tasks with minimal supervision. This person should have a good grasp of the scientific method in terms of developing, designing and conducting research projects with proper controls, including planning new procedures, adapting existing procedures to the needs of the project, and making contributions to methodology. Other scientific responsibilities include collecting, recording and analyzing data, conducting literature reviews, and participating in writing reports and manuscripts. Scientific responsibilities may include the following laboratory duties: General molecular biology techniques (protein analysis such as western blot and immunoprecipitation, molecular cloning, gel shift analysis), cell culture, histology and immunohistochemistry, and mouse husbandry, genotyping, and handling.  Administrative duties include overseeing the management of equipment and supplies, and compliance with institutional, state, and federal regulatory policies, procedures, directives, and mandates. Some teaching opportunities will include the training and overseeing the work of research support personnel and junior students.

Required Skills

Unit Education:  Bachelor’s degree is required; advanced degree in a field relevant to the laboratory research is preferred. 

Unit Experience: At least three years of previous relevant experience is required, with at least five years preferred. Molecular biology experience is required, including ability to perform polymerase chain reaction and basic vector cloning.  Some experience with mouse colony administration, husbandry, and handling is preferred. Prior experience with histological techniques, including tissue processing, slide staining, and immunohistochemistry is preferred.  This individual must work well with others, communicate well and have a high personal standard of professionalism.

Requirements for application: Applicants need to be in the continental U.S. and available for an in-person interview.  In addition, three documents 1) a CV, 2) a short statement outlining the interest in this position and future career goals, and 3) contact information for at least three references should be forwarded to Dr. Deborah Lang,  Boston University is an equal opportunity employer.

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