Research Technician - School of Dental Medicine - (21001396)
The Tufts Scientific and Clinical Research Center/Research Administration is the scientific and administrative nucleus for all research activities at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. Within this structure, the Division of Craniofacial and Molecular Genetics performs research focusing on the development and regeneration of craniofacial skeletal elements and teeth. The focus of this research concerns elucidating molecular signals regulating craniofacial and tooth development as a means to improve clinical applications for repair and regeneration of craniofacial and dental tissues in humans.
Research Technician needed in Tufts Boston Tissue Engineering lab to pursue studies on an NIH funded grant. Under the close supervision of the Primary Investigator, Postdoctoral Fellows and Graduate Students, the successful candidate will investigate craniofacial and skeletal development and disease using zebrafish models and craniofacial stem cells tissue engineering approaches. Minimum of 1 year of wet lab bench (academic or industry) experience preferred. The Yelick Laboratory is located on the Tufts Medical Campus in Boston.
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.
Recent Bachelor's degree in Developmental Biology, Genetics or related field
Prior laboratory experience and knowledge of Tissue Engineering, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Adobe Photoshop.
At least a two-year commitment preferred due to the substantial training effort associated with the position
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Preferred:
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 once trained.
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: May 28, 2021, 6:35:49 PM
Internal Number: 21001396
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