Research Technician

  • Delaware State University
  • Dover, DE
  • Nov 30, 2020
Full time   Grants, Sponsored Programs, Research

Job Description

Delaware State University
Vacancy Announcement - Research Technician
Department of Biological Sciences
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Applications will be accepted until position is filled



General Description of the Position
This is a position to conduct Neuroscience research projects in Delaware COBRE. Delaware COBRE is funded by NIH and is a network to develop and enhance neuroscience research in Delaware. Delaware State University (DSU) is a part of the main backbone of the network.
The research technician will work closely with Neuroscience faculty to plan, develop, and carry out neuroscience research projects with C. elegans. This person will also be responsible for maintaining the laboratory and providing scientific leadership, training, and mentoring to undergraduate students.

Essential Functions
The following are the functions essential to performing this job:

  1. Develop workflows with the director to facilitate research with C. elegans
  2. Design and perform experiments, analyze data, and produce charts and graphs to display data
  3. Work independently without supervision
  4. Maintain research supplies and equipment
  5. Assist with writing of manuscripts
  6. Train undergraduate students

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Experience in either Molecular Biological, Genetic, Biochemical, Physiological, or Cell Biological research is required. Knowledge in DNA repair and genome stability and experience in using C. elegans are strongly preferred. Publication record is desirable. Ability to develop and accomplish own research project(s) in neurobiology and DNA damage and repair. Ability to work independently without supervision. Skills and ability to design and accomplish Molecular, Biochemical, Genetic, Physiological, and Cell Biological experiments. Ability to interpret data results for reporting. Computer skills to produce charts and graphs to display data. Ability to manage activities of a molecular neuroscience laboratory.

Qualification Standards
M.S. or relevant degree in a field related to the biomedical research, such as biology or chemistry is required. Experience as a research technician is a plus. Training and research experience in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Genetics, Physiology, Cell Biology, and Neurobiology. Experience in training lab member(s) is preferred. Knowledge and experience in yeast genetics, especially DNA repair, is a plus.

Successful applicants must provide official transcripts documenting academic credentials required for the position as a condition of employment. Qualifying earned degrees must be conferred either by institutions of higher education which are accredited by one of the six US regional accrediting associations or by an equivalent international institution of higher education as determined by DSU based on a review by a foreign educational credential evaluation service and recognized by DSU.

Special Instructions to Applicants: Interested candidates must complete an online application for full consideration.  Please attach electronically a cover letter, a résumé, including the contact information for two professional references.  

Performance Standards:
The criteria for evaluation in this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  1. Ability to design and conduct neuroscience research with C. elegans, work productively and produce charts and graphs for reporting
  2. Ability to manage activities of a laboratory

Note:  The University reserves the right to change or reassign job duties as provided in policy and negotiated agreements.

  Delaware State University is an equal opportunity, Title IX Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, marital status, age or disability.

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