JOB DESCRIPTION AND POSITION REQUIREMENTS:
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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University Park, PA
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