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Boston University RESEARCH TECHNICIAN, School of Medicine, Pharmacology in BOSTON, Massachusetts

This is a part time 50% position. The Laboratory of Addiction Genetics, headed by Dr. Camron D. Bryant in the department of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics and Psychiatry, seeks to hire a technician for the lab. The Bryant Lab employs behavioral, genetic, and -omics analysis to understand the genetic basis of model traits in rodents that are relevant to substance use disorders and addiction and eating disorders. Primary responsibilities for this position include assisting and independently executing molecular and behavioral studies in mice and rats. The technician will be responsible for assisting Ph.D. Students in wet-lab activities (dissections, DNA & RNA extractions, genotyping, survival surgeries, immunoblotting) and mouse behavioral experiments and there will be opportunities to have their own independent project. There is opportunity for the technician to train with Ph.D. students in statistical and computational analysis of behavioral, genetic, and -omics datasets, pending abilities, and interest. Additional responsibilities include setting up new undergraduate and graduate student researchers to work in the lab (paperwork, online training, animal/lab access, safety), ordering supplies and equipment, purchasing supplies and equipment, managing adherence to institutional rules and regulations (IACUC, EHS, controlled substances training), and assisting the PI in preparing materials for manuscript submission. Some experience in conducting wet-lab experiments and working with rodents (mice or rats) is required.

Required Skills

Bachelor's degree with 1-3 years of experience.

Please note all newly hired staff and faculty will need to be in compliance with Boston University’s COVID-19 Vaccination and Booster Requirement (https://www.bu.edu/hr/hr-covid-19-resources/vaccine-required-for-faculty-and-staff/) within 30 days of date of hire. You must upload your vaccine documentation or request a medical or religious exemption (instructions (https://www.bu.edu/hr/hr-covid-19-resources/upload-your-covid-vaccination-documentation/) ). For further information on the University’s response to COVID-19, please visit the COVID-19 Resources (https://www.bu.edu/buohc/covid-19/) site.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military service, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, or because of marital, parental, or veteran status. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

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