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Job ID: 179825

Research Technician - Microbiology, School of Medicine
Tufts University

Date Posted Feb. 24, 2022
Title Research Technician - Microbiology, School of Medicine
University Tufts University
Boston, MA, United States
Department Microbiology, School of Medicine
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Research/Technical/Laboratory


Members of the Microbiology department are actively engaged in research on fundamental and medically related problems in microbiology and molecular genetics. They include the genetics and biochemistry of bacterial and fungal pathogens and their interaction with host cells, the mode of action of antibiotics and drug resistance, the intracellular organization of bacteria, mechanisms of transcriptional regulation, mechanisms of virus entry, gene expression, replication and assembly.

What You'll Do

This is a grant funded position and not eligible for severance pay.


Under supervision of the principal investigator and a senior scientist who is intimately familiar with the techniques required, the Research Technician will conduct a variety of experiments following establishedprocedures/protocols, which will include culturing bacteria and mammalian cells, performing electrophoresisor PCR, extracting DNA, preparing samples for high throughput Illumina DNA sequencing, developingmicrodroplet cell culture technologies, and other well established laboratory techniques. In these capacities,the Technician will also record test results and analyze data using basic statistics. In addition, the Technicianmay monitor the functioning of laboratory equipment, organize and maintain logbooks and supplies, andassist in monitoring animal colonies. Candidates who have an interest in learning animal handling and/orexperience in animal infection models will have an opportunity to participate in ongoing animal infectionmodels

What We're Looking For

Basic Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in science with up to one year laboratory experience preferred.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with basic laboratory techniques and procedures
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills are critical.
  • Knowledge of MS Office products, basic statistical analysis and computation is necessary.
  • Previous experience working with small research animals, microbiology and/or molecular biology techniques preferred.
  • Occasional need to work overtime, holidays or weekends as needed.


Special Work Schedule Requirements:

May work with and be exposed to hazardous chemicals and materials, BSL2 bacterial pathogens, human/animal tissue and fluids, radiation.


An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.

Equal Opportunity Employer – minority/females/veterans/disability/sexual orientation/gender identity.

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