Research Technician – Yu Lab


A research technician position is currently available in the lab of Dr. Jianzhong Yu at the Department of Physiology and Neurobiology, University of Connecticut. The lab uses a combination of genetic, cell biology, molecular and biochemical approaches with various model systems including Drosophila, mice, and cell cultures to decipher the molecular mechanisms underlying related human diseases.

The candidate will participate in ongoing projects involving the molecular mechanisms underlying organ size control and tumorigenesis. The project will be focused on identification of novel growth regulators using large-scale genetic screens.


  • Executing research experiments:
    • Conduct large-scale genetic screens.
    • Confocal/fluorescence microscopy analysis.
  • Data record and analysis:
    • Report project progress and data analysis.
  • Other duties:
    • Prepare solutions and reagents following standard laboratory formulas and procedures.
    • Prepare fly food and maintain fly stocks.


  • Bachelor’s degree or above in biological sciences
  • Strong interests in the molecular basis of human diseases


  • Background with fly genetics
  • Background in the areas of biochemistry, molecular or cellular biology
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to independently manage work and projects


This temporary position is approximately 40 hours per week. Compensation is commensurate with work experience and skills. This is a temporary position with the possibility of extension dependent on program needs and available funding.


Please submit a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references to Dr. Jianzhong Yu, Please reference search HR22-19 in your application. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Successful candidates will be contacted to schedule an interview.

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

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