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Job ID: 207293

Research Technician - Hu Lab
Tufts University

Date Posted Mar. 15, 2023
Title Research Technician - Hu Lab
University Tufts University
Medford, MA, United States
Department Department of Molecular Biology and Mi
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Research/Technical/Laboratory


Collectively, the faculty in the Department of Molecular Biology and Microbiology address problems related to the genetics and molecular functions of microorganisms that are relevant to infection and health world-wide. Just as importantly, we strive to provide a welcoming and supportive environment for our faculty, students, postdoctoral trainees, and staff. 


This position sits in the Linden Hu Lab, working at the forefront of discovery research. Hu lab uncovers novel autoantibodies in Borrelia-infected individuals, possibly paving the way for better diagnosis of Lyme Disease. Learn more about Dr. Hu's research.

What You'll Do

The Research Technician position in the Linden Hu Lab involves a blend of an independent laboratory-based research project, assisting others with their projects and a small amount of lab management.


Responsibilities include:

  • Prepares samples for live-cell microscopy or FACS, lentivirus transductions, microbiology infections of cells and molecular biology procedures
  • Conducts mouse handling and experimentation
  • Performs bench laboratory experiments and techniques including cell culturing
  • Carries out cell culture experiments as per protocol and direction of the team
  • Maintains thorough electronic records of cell culture data
  • Communicates findings to graduate students/postdocs and PI

What We're Looking For

Basic Requirements:

  • Knowledge and experience typically acquired through completion of a Bachelor’s degree (BS or BA) in a biological science
  • Consistent attention to detail and excellent organizational and communication skills are critical
  • FYI: Position requires significant rodent handling (experience not required). Individuals with allergies to animal dander would be significantly limited in the scope of work that could be performed with respect to the responsibilities of the position

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous experience with cell culture, experience with microbiology and/or mouse work are strongly preferred, but not required

Pay Range

Minimum $19.30, Midpoint $23.15, Maximum $27.00

Salary is based on related experience, expertise, and internal equity; generally, new hires can expect pay between the minimum and midpoint of the range.

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