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Job ID: 209320

Research Technician - Viral Oncology
Tufts University

Date Posted Apr. 19, 2023
Title Research Technician - Viral Oncology
University Tufts University
Medford, MA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Classified Staff
  • Research/Technical/Laboratory


The faculty in MBM ( Molecular Biology and Microbiology ) are united by a common interest in addressing 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 offers a dynamic and challenging research setting, where you can develop your skills and expertise and make significant contributions to the field of viral oncology. Join us in our efforts to unravel the molecular mechanisms underlying EBV-associated cancers, including Burkitt lymphoma, nasopharyngeal carcinoma, and gastric adenocarcinoma, and make a difference in the fight against EBV-associated cancer.

What You'll Do

We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic Research Technician to join our cutting-edge research team, focused on understanding the epigenetic and metabolic control of Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) life cycle and tumorigenesis. This is a unique opportunity to gain training and experience in viral oncology, using state-of-the-art technologies such as genome-wide CRISPR screens, RNA sequencing, ChIP-seq, metabolomics, lipidomics, and isotope-labeled metabolic tracing.

Responsibilities include:

  • Works closely with the Principal Investigator to design and execute experiments, analyze data, and interpret results
  • Monitors the functioning of laboratory equipment, organizes and maintains logbooks and supplies
  • Contributes to a supportive and collaborative team work environment

What We're Looking For

Basic Requirements:

  • Knowledge and experience typically acquired through completion of a Bachelor’s degree in science with up to one year of laboratory experience
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office products
  • Must be able to fluently communicate, read, and write in the English language
  • Self-motivation, consistent attention to detail, excellent organizational, communication, time management skills are extremely critical

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, or a related field
  • Previous research laboratory experience using microbiology and/or molecular biology techniques 

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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