Fish Laboratory Technician: Massachusetts

Agency
Boston College
Location
Boston College
Job Category
Full time Positions
Website
https://sites.google.com/a/bc.edu/mcmenamin-lab/
Salary
Salary will be commensurate with experience
Start Date
07/01/2017
Last Date to Apply
05/01/2017
Description
The new McMenamin Lab at Boston College is looking for a qualified and highly motivated person to serve as a molecular technician for the lab. The McMenamin lab uses highly interdisciplinary approaches answer fundamental questions about skull morphogenesis, the molecular and endocrine regulation of developmental coordination, and the evolution of life history variation in vertebrates. Our lab uses the zebrafish model to specifically study the impacts of thyroid hormone on development of the craniofacial skeleton.

Primary responsibilities:
• Helping to manage our zebrafish colony; overseeing the schedules for feeding and husbandry; breeding and maintaining fish lines; interfacing with the animal care facility staff
• Working closely with the PI to manage our molecular lab; ordering reagents and other supplies and maintaining laboratory equipment
• Training and supervising students in the lab
• Lab administration, including lab safety and IACUC reporting; record keeping and maintaining the lab website
• Molecular and developmental biology bench work and microscopy; data analysis; contributing to the writing and editing of publications and proposals

Position:
Full time position, salary will be commensurate with experience. Initially a 6 month appointment, to be renewed as appropriate.

Application:
Please submit a (1) cover letter with at least 3 references, (2) CV, (3) a brief description of research interests and experience to mcmenams@bc.edu. Start date flexible, summer start preferred.
Initially a 6 month appointment, to be renewed as appropriate.

Women, minorities, veterans, LGBTQ and disabled individuals are particularly encouraged to apply.

Boston College conducts background checks as part of the hiring process.
Qualifications
Requirements:
• Bachelor’s degree in Biology or a related field
• 1-2 years laboratory experience (undergraduate experience is fine, as long as it was outside of a class)
• Working knowledge of fundamental biological concepts and ability to apply knowledge in varied situations
• Excellent communications skills and attention to detail; ability to work both independently and as part of a team

Preferred:
• Experience in the zebrafish system, fluorescent microscopy, endocrinology and/or molecular biology
• Experience as a supervisor
• Highly interested in our research program
Contact Person
Sarah McMenamin
Contact eMail
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