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Senior Research Technician - Neuroscience
Tufts University

Date Posted Feb. 28, 2023
Title Senior Research Technician - Neuroscience
University Tufts University
Medford, MA, United States
Department Department of Neuroscience
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Research Scientist/Associate
  • Biology - Neuroscience/Neurobiology


The Department of Neuroscience is a basic science department that focuses on cutting-edge research in the areas of synapse development and function, sensory systems, and complex behavior, cognitive neuroscience and behavioral neurobiology. Dr. Yang is supported by funding from the federal government, private foundations, and industry. Dr. Yang is also extensively involved with the Graduate School of Biomedical Science Program in Neuroscience as well as teaching within the medical school.


You can learn more about the Yang Lab and their work by visiting the Yang lab website

What You'll Do

The Yang Lab is always interested in highly motivated individuals eager to study the broad research area of neuron-glia communication. In this position, the Senior Research Technician

conducts a variety of routine and specialized laboratory experiments.  


Responsibilities include:

  • Performs specialized techniques including tissue culture, PCR, immunohistochemistry, electrophoresis, protein purification and others
  • Makes decisions regarding the appropriate protocol or procedure necessary to achieve desired results
  • Determines the reliability and accuracy of results, and whether modification or repetition is necessary
  • Records test results and analyze data derived from experiments
  • Helps PI prepare routine lab safety inspections and related documents
  • Monitors animal colonies and performs husbandry, collects samples and maintains census records
  • Orders reagents and keeps lab organized

What We're Looking For

Basic Requirements:

  • Knowledge and experience typically acquired through completion of a degree in science and at least 3+ years of related laboratory experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced knowledge and experience with laboratory techniques and procedures
  • Knowledge of basic statistics
  • Be organized and pay attention to details/follow up
  • Able to communicate with others effectively

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