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Research Technician - Biology

Brandeis University has an exciting opportunity for a Research Technician/Lab Manager to join Dr. Michael Rosbash’s laboratory in the Department of Biology in Waltham, MA.  We are seeking a highly motivated individual who will perform both lab manager responsibilities as well as assist with experiments to support a group studying circadian rhythms, behavior and gene expression. This position provides excellent opportunities for continued scientific learning and development. The position is full-time (40 hours/week).  A summary of the lab activities can be found at:

Principal Responsibilities: 
  • Assist with experiments involving next generation sequencing, bioinformatics, single cell isolation, Drosophila genetics and/or general molecular biology depending on lab needs.
  • Administrative and support responsibilities (placing orders, maintaining inventory of basic laboratory supplies, organizing equipment repairs, and receiving and inspecting lab deliveries)
  • Other duties as assigned
Preferred Qualifications: 
  • B.A./B.S. degree in biological sciences 
  • Experience in a research laboratory setting 
  • Excellent communication and team skills     
  • Detail oriented with ability to learn tasks independently within scope of responsibility 
  • Must demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills working in a dynamic, fast-paced environment; flexible and able to respond well to changes in routine; possess excellent time management skills; able to handle multiple tasks or projects