Research Technician - Orthodontics, School of Dental Medicine - (21001049)
This is a grant funded position and is not eligible for severance pay.
Position available for a highly motivated Research Assistant to join our group to investigate craniofacial development and disease using zebrafish models and craniofacial stem cells tissue engineering approaches, in the laboratory of Pamela C. Yelick (Pamela.email@example.com).
Zebrafish mutant line breeding and screening transgenic embryos
Primary Cell Tissue Culture Techniques
Genotyping (PCR and electrophoresis)
Basic bench techniques including preparing solutions, sterile technique tissue culture.
Molecular biology techniques - DNA, RNA isolation
Histology and Immunohistochemistry - sectioning, staining and immunostaining tissues
Genome editing techniques
Single cell embryo microinjection
Imaging - whole mount, live, confocal and tissue sections
Preparing and analysis of bulk and single-cell sequencing samples
Basic laboratory tasks and ordering supplies
Ensuring that safe laboratory practices are followed, including the use and disposal of chemicals and hazardous materials.
Experience with tissue molecular biology, imaging, tissue culture or zebrafish handling highly desired.
Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Developmental Biology, Genetics or related field.
Minimum of 1 year of wet lab bench (academic or industry) experience preferred.
At least a two-year commitment preferred due to a substantial training effort associated with the position.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Demonstrated organizational skills and ability to pay close attention to detail.
Motivation to learn and grow in scientific expertise.
Ability to manage work with minimal supervision.
Ability to trouble-shoot technical issues.
Strong communication and presentation skills.
Ability to multi-task and work on multiple projects simultaneously.
Ability to plan and prioritize work while responding flexibly to rapidly changing priorities.
Ability to work flexible hours.
This position may require standing or sitting for long periods of time, including in a warm aquarium environment.
An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.
Primary Location: United States-Massachusetts-Boston
Organization: Research Administration Dental
Employee Status: Regular Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Jan 28, 2021, 10:15:17 PM
Internal Number: 21001049
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