Research Technician - Biomedical Sciences-(17001665)
The funding for this position is guaranteed for two years.
The Department of Biomedical Sciences provides an environment that fosters and supports biomedical research with a focus on NIH funded projects. The present position is one supported by a grant awarded to Dr. Byrnes, Head of the Neuroscience and Reproductive Biology Section, who will supervise the activities of the newly hired research technician.
We are seeking a highly motivated and organized individual for a 2 year research assistant (RA) position beginning immediately. This individual will be responsible for data collection and management for studies involving both behavioral and molecular neuroscience endpoints. Other responsibilities will include general lab maintenance, including inventory control as well as duties related to animal husbandry. Prior experience with lab animals is preferred. Opportunities for professional development related to scientific writing and presentation may be available. Weekend work will be required.
BA or BS with specialization in neuroscience, biology, chemistry, and/or psychology. Valid US Driver's License. Ability to lift up to 30 lbs. with or without accommodation.
Experience in behavioral testing and molecular biology is preferred.
Special Work Schedule Requirements:
Occasional weekend hours as well as ability to commute to UMass Med to assist during the normal work day with our project collaborators located at the Worcester campus.
An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.