Research Support - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
About Northeastern: Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and the recognized leader in experience-driven lifelong learning. Our world-renowned experiential approach empowers our students, faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond the confines of discipline, degree, and campus.
Our locationsin Boston; Charlotte, North Carolina; London; Portland, Maine; San Francisco; Seattle; Silicon Valley; Toronto; Vancouver; and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington and Nahantare nodes in our growing global university system. Through this network, we expand opportunities for flexible, student-centered learning and collaborative, solutions-focused research.
Northeastern's comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate programs in a variety of on-campus and online formatslead to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Among these, we offer more than 195 multi-discipline majors and degrees designed to prepare students for purposeful lives and careers.
About the Opportunity:
Responsibilities: We seek an experienced and motivated laboratory Research Technician to support our projects for developing cell-based biosensors. The Research Technician will construct bacterial strains and perform experiments to study synthetic biological circuits. This will include designing, executing and validating cloning strategies and testing strains. The successful candidate will also conduct assays using microscopic, biochemical and fluorometric techniques including microscopy and flow cytometry. Responsibilities also include data analysis, producing written documentation, and preparing short reports of this work. The successful candidate will also participate in lab maintenance in support of this project including ordering and preparing reagents, maintaining, and establishing records for plasmid and strain databases and other responsibilities as needed.
Responsibilities include following experimental protocols and maintaining detailed and rigorous records, developing and conducting in vitro and in vivo experiments using molecular and cellular biology techniques, including but not limited to cloning, DNA/RNA extractions, PCR, western blotting; microscopic, biochemical and fluorometric techniques including microscopy and flow cytometry. The research technician will also participate in lab maintenance in support of this project including ordering and preparing reagents, maintaining, and establishing records for plasmid and strain databases. The employee will also be needed in analyzing data, interpreting, and communicating results.
Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in biology, bioengineering, biochemistry or related field with relevant work experience in an academic or industrial setting. Demonstrated knowledge of laboratory techniques such as molecular cloning and microbiological culture. Experience with biological hypothesis testing and statistical methods for data analysis. Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Preferred Qualifications: N/A
Salary Grade: 44
Additional Information: 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.