A research technician position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Jennifer Evans in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI. The Evans' lab investigates how our bodies are able to keep track of daily time. The successful applicant will be responsible for managing the lab and rodent colony in addition to performing scientific experiments using molecular techniques. More information about Dr. Evans' research can be found at http://evanslab.net/. More information about Marquette and the Biomedical Sciences department can be found at http://www.marquette.edu/biomedical-sciences/.
Duties and Responsibilities:
The research technician will manage the lab's general organization, including keeping records, ordering supplies, maintaining equipment, and overseeing a transgenic mouse colony. Daily responsibilities may include any of the following: conducting all aspects of genotyping, cell culture, behavioral and physiological assays, small-animal surgery, tissue collection and preparation, routine gene and protein assays, and various molecular procedures. The ideal candidate should be able to interpret data, trouble-shoot technical problems, and keep accurate records of all experiments. In addition, duties include training and supervising new lab members. The flexibility to perform occasional evening or weekend work is expected.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Requires a Bachelor's degree in a related field. The successful candidate will be expected to exhibit initiative, excellent time management skills, technical proficiency, and effective communication. The position requires being able to conduct research with mice. The successful candidate should be willing to work flexible hours as needed. A commitment of at least 2 years to this position if hired.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
1-2 years research experience in molecular biology, biochemistry, neuroscience, or related discipline. The highly successful candidate will have some prior knowledge of biochemistry, genetics, molecular biology, anatomy, physiology, and small-animal husbandry. Preferred research experience includes familiarity with cell culture, small-animal surgeries, microscopy, and/or standard laboratory techniques including perfusion, cryostat/vibrotome tissue collection, qRT-PCR, Western blot, immunohistochemistry, in situ hybridization, cloning, plasmid purification, and bacterial culture.
Internal Number: 10396
About Marquette University
Marquette University is a Catholic, Jesuit university located near the heart of downtown Milwaukee, WI, that offers a comprehensive range of majors in 11 nationally and internationally recognized colleges and schools. A Marquette education offers students a virtually unlimited number of paths and destinations and prepares them for the world by asking them to think critically about it.