Research Technologist 1 Position in the Crowley Lab at PennState


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​The laboratory of Nikki Crowley, Ph.D. in the Department of Biology is seeking a motivated and responsible candidate to fill an immediate opening for a Research Technologist. The candidate will be a vital member of the lab responsible for general lab organization and maintenance and the selected candidate will participate in ongoing scientific research in the lab by performing a variety of experimental procedures including mouse behavior, stereotaxic surgeries, and immunohistochemistry. Position activities include: interacts with the Principal Investigator and lab members to plan and support research projects by:

  • ordering equipment, supplies, and reagents

  • organizing general lab space and maintaining lab equipment

  • assisting in the breeding, genotyping, and management of transgenic mouse colonies

  • and performing safety monitoring and supervising the maintenance of required lab records

  • learns and performs laboratory procedures needed for data generation, including behavioral assays, immunohistochemistry, in situ hybridization, confocal microscopy, and stereotaxic surgeries

  • analyzes data collected and presents findings in lab meetings and scientific functions across Penn State’s campus and the broader scientific community

  • performs other duties as assigned.

Typical Education and Experience Requirements:

Typically requires a Bachelor’s degree or higher plus one year of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Additional Preferred Education, Experience, or Certifications:

An undergraduate degree in Neuroscience, Psychology, Biology, or related field is preferred. Previous lab experience with rodent handling/behavior, molecular biology techniques, and stereotaxic surgeries are highly desirable.

Additional Required Competencies:

Typical working conditions and physical demands of a basic science research laboratory. Applications must be submitted electronically and include a cover letter detailing how they are qualified and why they desire the position, a resume/CV, and contact information for 2 professional references.

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