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Research Technician - Molecular Biology and Microbiology, School of Medicine
Tufts University

Date Posted Feb. 25, 2022
Title Research Technician - Molecular Biology and Microbiology, School of Medicine
University Tufts University
Boston, MA, United States
Department Molecular Biology and Microbiology, School of Medicine
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Research Scientist/Associate
  • Biology - Molecular
    Biology - Microbiology


This is a grant funded position and is not eligible for severance pay.

The faculty in MBM is united by a common interest in the biology of microbes (bacteria, fungi, viruses, and parasites) and the effects of microbes on human and animal hosts. The microbial pathogens program studies microorganisms that cause infectious diseases, with emphasis on rigorous analysis of these pathogens and the immune responses that restrict them.

Research topics include structural analysis of virus entry, viral evolution, viral oncogenes, intracellular bacterial pathogens, microorganisms that cause diarrhea and pneumonia, intracellular signaling, pathogen adhesion, genetic determinants involved in susceptibility to infection, vaccine development and identification of novel antimicrobial agents.


What You'll Do

Under close supervision of Principal Investigator, the Research Technician conducts a variety of routine experiments following established procedures and protocols.

Responsibilities include:

  • Performing assays, tissue culture, electrophoresis, PCR, DNA extraction, microscopy, animal work and other laboratory techniques
  • Recording test results and analyzing data using basic statistics
  • Maintaining laboratory equipment and supplies
  • Monitoring animal colonies


What We're Looking For

Basic Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in science with one year laboratory experience
  • Familiarity with basic laboratory techniques and procedures
  • Experience maintaining inventory in a laboratory environment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with microscopy and tissue culture

An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.

Equal Opportunity Employer - minority/females/veterans/disability/sexual orientation/gender identity.


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