Research Technician – Sciolino & Jackson Labs

JOB SUMMARY

The University of Connecticut’s Department of Physiology and Neurobiology is pleased to invite applications for a Research Technician position to participate in the neuroscience research led by Dr. Natale Sciolino (www.sciolinolab.org) and Dr. Alexander Jackson (https://ajackson.lab.uconn.edu/). Their independent research programs focus on the cellular and molecular basis of neural circuit function and disease using the mouse model.

The Research Technician’s primary research activities include mouse colony management and genotyping (PCR). Additional research activities may include transcardial mouse perfusions and brain histology. Tasks include helping to monitor and order supplies to ensure sufficient inventory to support research and maintaining accurate and timely records in laboratory notebooks, databases, etc. The Research Technician will be responsible for providing updates to Principal Investigators regarding their activities.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • The successful candidate will have a B.S. in Physiology and Neurobiology, Molecular Cell Biology, Biological Sciences, or a related subject.
  • Have basic quantitative skills and basic knowledge of genetics and chemistry.
  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to multi-task with some supervision and maintain detailed digital and written records.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and interpersonal skills

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience working with small laboratory animals including mice
  • Molecular biology and biochemistry experience (e.g., PCR, western blotting, rt-PCR)
  • Have a strong work ethic, be punctual, and willing to work outside the normal working hours occasionally when the experimental procedure so requires.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate successfully on teams and work independently

APPOINTMENT TERMS

This position is approximately 20-30 hours per week. Compensation is commensurate with work experience and skills. This is a temporary 6-month position with the possibility of a one-to-two-year extension dependent on program needs and available funding.

TO APPLY

Please submit a resume, cover letter and contact information for three professional references to both natale.sciolino@uconn.edu and alexander.jackson@uconn.edu. Please reference search #HR22-23 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.
For more information regarding the Department of PNB and the Jackson and Sciolino labs please visit the Department website at https://pnb.uconn.edu/ & the lab websites at https://ajackson.lab.uconn.edu/ and www.sciolinolab.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.

UConn’s Mandatory Workforce COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

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.

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.