Research Technician - Department of Biology, School of Arts and Sciences - (21001072)
The Allen Discovery Center at Tufts University https://allencenter.tufts.edu/ conducts exciting state-of-the-art research in molecular mechanisms of embryonic and regenerative patterning. We are dedicated to the advancement of basic biology and biomedicine, and to becoming a leader in basic, translational, and clinical research using biophysical mechanisms to ultimately regenerate and control the growth of human tissues. This novel technology is aimed at replacing tissues and organs that are lost, damaged, or non-functional as a result of genetic syndromes, birth defects, cancer, degenerative neural diseases, accidents, aging, and organ failure.
Under minimal supervision, the research technician will conduct a variety of experiments following established procedures/protocols, which may include tissue culture, microfluidic techniques, imaging cells, performing assays, and other routine molecular-biology laboratory techniques (immunostaining etc). Will also read scientific literature and adapt scientific techniques to meet the specialized needs of the laboratory, assisting investigators with protocol development as necessary. Will record test results, analyze data using basic statistics, create/write monthly and quarterly reports, and maintain laboratory equipment and supplies.
Bachelor's degree in the life sciences with at least 1 year of experience in a research lab.
Experience with cell culture techniques and microfluidic techniques is highly desirable.
Knowledge of scientific principles.
Ability to read scientific literature and design new protocols.
Accurate, detailed data and record keeping.
Knowledge of specialized statistical software, MATLAB, as well as Microsoft office products.
Familiarity with histological sectioning and microscopy.
This is a limited term position for 1 year with the possibility of renewal. This is a grant funded position and is not eligible for severance pay.
An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.
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