This is a grant funded position and is not eligible for severance pay.
Tufts University School of Dental Medicine seeks a Research Technician for an active basic science laboratory whose research focuses on translational studies on tissue engineering and regeneration in oral and craniofacial region. In addition to basic methods of cell and molecular biology including signal transduction pathways, microRNA, transgenics and gene knock out the Lab has used a number of rodent animal models, in which stem cells, growth factors and advanced matrix scaffolds are applied.
What You'll Do
Under close supervision of Principal Investigator, Research Technician conducts a variety of routine experiments following established procedures and protocols, which may include performing assays, tissue culture, electrophoresis, and other laboratory techniques. The Research Technician will also record test results, analyze data using basic statistics, maintain laboratory equipment and supplies, and monitor animal colonies. They will monitor laboratory operations by ordering supplies, maintaining equipment and lab space cleanliness, and will follow lab safety protocols. The Research Technician will perform other duties as required.
What We're Looking For
- Bachelor’s degree in biological science with up to one year laboratory experience
- Familiarity with basic laboratory techniques and procedures; experience working with mice is a plus.
- This position requires strong organizational and time management skills along with the ability to work under minimal supervision.
- Should have very strong written and verbal communication skills to help in drafting animal protocols, assisting students and research fellows and preparation and submission of scientific papers and grants.