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Research Technician - Molecular Biology and Microbiology, School of Medicine
Tufts University


Date Posted Feb. 7, 2020
Title Research Technician - Molecular Biology and Microbiology, School of Medicine
University Tufts University
Boston, MA, United States
Department
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
 
 
  • Professional Staff
  • Research/Technical/Laboratory
 
 

This is a grant funded position and is not eligible for severance pay.The faculty in MBM is united by a common interest in the biology of microbes (bacteria, fungi, viruses, and parasites) and the effects of microbes on human and animal hosts. The microbial pathogens program studies microorganisms that cause infectious diseases, with emphasis on rigorous analysis of these pathogens and the immune responses that restrict them. Research topics include structural analysis of virus entry, viral evolution, viral oncogenes, intracellular bacterial pathogens, microorganisms that cause diarrhea and pneumonia, intracellular signaling, pathogen adhesion, genetic determinants involved in susceptibility to infection, vaccine development and identification of novel antimicrobial agents.Under close supervision of Principal Investigator, the Research Technician conducts a variety of routine experiments following established procedures and protocols, which may include performing assays, tissue culture, electrophoresis, PCR, DNA extraction, microscopy, animal work and other laboratory techniques. The Technician will also record test results, analyze data using basic statistics, maintain laboratory equipment and supplies, and monitor animal colonies.


 
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