Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
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About the Opportunity:
Responsibilities: The primary purpose of the Research Technician will be managing the day-to-day operations of the laboratory including ordering and organization of supplies, keeping lab records and data organized, maintaining the animal breeding colony, and managing necessary training for new undergraduate volunteers. The individual will also be responsible at times for recording and analyzing data and organizing results in a form suitable to publication. The Technician will be under supervision of the Principle Investigator of the laboratory. The experimental procedures of this job could include rodent handling, rodent surgeries, immunohistochemistry, microscopy, Western blotting and ELISA, as well as behavioral experimentation. Responsibilities will also include assisting graduate students with ongoing research projects, conducting an independent research project (if that is of interest), keeping excellent records, and presenting at lab meetings and/or scientific conferences (if that is of interest). It is important that the Technician possesses an eagerness to learn and implement new scientific ideas and methods, can work well as part of a team, and is able to follow instructions with precision and attention to detail. A minimum spoken commitment of 2 years is highly preferred.
Qualifications: This position will require at minimum a B.S degree in Behavioral Neuroscience or a related discipline, as well as experience working with rodents in a laboratory setting. The most successful candidates will also have lab-bench experience (ELISA, rtPCR, RNAscope) outside of undergraduate laboratory courses.
Salary Grade: 44
Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff.Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.
All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a private research university located in the heart of Boston. Northeastern is a leader in worldwide experiential learning, urban engagement, and interdisciplinary research that meets global and societal needs. Our broad mix of experience-based education programs?our signature cooperative education program, as well as student research, service learning, and global learning?build the connections that enable students to transform their lives. The University offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools.