The Department of Physiology and Neurobiology at the University of Connecticut invites applications for a full-time Research Technician to join the research team studying neurodevelopmental disorders and ion channels. The candidate will participate in federal funded studies identifying the molecular and cellular mechanisms of potassium channel dysfunction in pediatric epilepsy and autism spectrum disorders.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Performing molecular biology and biochemistry experiments including RNA and protein isolation, PCR, western blotting, and mass-spec; mouse colony management; collaborating with others within the research team as well as working independently.
- Bachelor’s degree in the field of biological sciences or other relevant disciplines.
- Experience working in a basic science research laboratory.
- Strong written and oral communication skills.
- B.S. in molecular cell biology or physiology and neurobiology.
- Experience working with PCR and western blotting.
- Experience working with cell-cultures.
- Experience working with mouse models of disease.
- Ability to independently manage projects.
The initial appointment is for six months (40 hours per week) with the possibility of renewal for one to two years. Renewal will depend on program needs, available funding, and performance. Salary will be commensurate with qualification and experience.
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. Anastasios Tzingounis (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.
All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics, which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.
The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.