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  • Senior Research Technician
    Department of Neuroscience
    Tufts University


    The Department of Neuroscience is a basic research department focusing on synaptic and glia biology. The Rios lab investigates neural circuits regulating feeding, body weight and glucose homeostasis and how they remodel to accommodate the energy demands of the animal. We address these questions employing mouse models and multidisciplinary approaches, including electrophysiology, advanced molecular and imaging techniques and comprehensive metabolic analysis. These studies seek to inform mechanisms leading to metabolic dysfunction, including obesity and diabetes.

    What You'll Do

    Conducts a variety of routine and specialized laboratory experiments with accuracy. Performs specialized techniques including stereotaxic surgeries in mice and makes decisions regarding the appropriate protocol or procedure necessary to achieve desired results, the reliability and accuracy of results, and whether modification or repetition is necessary. Records test results and analyze data derived from experiments. Help PI prepare routine lab safety inspections and related documents. Help order reagents and keep lab organized.

    What We're Looking For

    Basic Requirements:

    • Degree in science and at least three years of related laboratory experience.

    • Conducts experiments following appropriate protocols and procedures to achieve results

    • Performs techniques such as PCR, immunohistochemistry, electrophoresis, protein purification and others

    • Records results and maintains accurate records of experiments

    • Performs limited data interpretation and assists with statistical analysis and summaries

    • Maintains laboratory equipment and orders/keeps inventory of supplies

    • Monitors animal colonies and performs husbandry, collects samples and maintains census records

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Advanced knowledge and experience with laboratory techniques and procedures including stereotaxic surgeries in mice

    • Knowledge of basic statistics

    • Be organized and pay attention to details/follow up

    • Able to communicate with others effectively

    Pay Range

    Minimum $24.00, Midpoint $28.55, Maximum $33.10

    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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