Research Technician – Shin Lab


The Department of Physiology and Neurobiology at the University of Connecticut invites applications for a part time Research Technician to join the research team studying epigenetic regulation of liver diseases. The candidate will participate in the studies identifying the molecular basis of the liver diseases in animal and mammalian cell culture models under the direction of Dr. Dong-Ju Shin.

Duties and responsibilities include: performing molecular biology and biochemistry experiments including RNA and protein isolation, PCR, western blotting, and real-time PCR; assisting mouse colony management; collaborating with others within the research team as well as working independently; maintaining detailed documentation through electronic and notebook means


  • Bachelor’s degree in the field of Biological Sciences or other relevant disciplines
  • Experience working in a research laboratory
  • Ability to maintain detailed documentation through electronic and notebook means
  • Self-motivated individuals with excellent organizational skills
  • Willingness to learn new experimental techniques and approaches


  • Experience working with molecular biology and biochemistry techniques including PCR, western blotting, and real-time PCR
  • Experience working with small laboratory animals including mice
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate successfully on teams and work independently


The initial appointment is for six months part time (20-30 hours per week) with the possibility of renewal dependent on program needs and available funding. Salary will be commensurate with qualification and experience.


To apply: interested candidates are invited to send a detailed curriculum vitae, a cover letter describing training and research experience, and names and contact information of three references to Dr. Dong-Ju Shin (


Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.

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Employment at the University of Connecticut is contingent upon the successful candidate’s compliance with the University’s Mandatory Workforce COVID-19 Vaccination Policy.  This Policy states that all workforce members are required to have or obtain a Covid-19 vaccination as a term and condition of employment at UConn, unless an exemption or deferral has been approved.

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