The Dunlop laboratory in the Biomedical Engineering Department at Boston University is seeking a laboratory technician to assist with molecular biology experiments for the analysis of gene expression in single cells.
The main responsibilities of this position are to:
Assist the PI and laboratory members in carrying out experiments related to quantitative, single-cell gene expression using time-lapse microscopy measurements in coli bacteria.
Provide general laboratory support and management. Experiments may consist of DNA preparation, cloning, mutagenesis, and other molecular biology techniques, in addition to microscopy, microfluidics, and quantitative image processing.
The individual will collect and summarize data and conduct literature reviews. The PI and technician will meet regularly to discuss data, however it is expected that after a training period the individual will plan and conduct day-to-day experiments independently.
Bachelor's degree in biology, microbiology, biomedical engineering, or a closely related area and a minimum of one year related laboratory experience is required. Experience with basic molecular biology methods is required (sterile technique, bacterial cell culture, plasmid preps, PCR, and gel electrophoresis). Experience with hardware and design are a plus (microcontrollers, 3D printing, or microfluidics). This position requires someone who is organized and able to work in a systematic and careful manner, works well with individuals from a range of backgrounds, and can make independent decisions about experiments, while maintaining regular communication with lab members and the PI. Start date is flexible, but no later than June 2017.
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