Job no: 237393-AS
Onsite, Staff-Full Time
Laboratory Technician, Research Specialists,
The Waisman Center is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge
about human development, developmental disabilities, and
neurodegenerative diseases throughout the lifespan. One of 15
centers of its kind in the United States, the Waisman Center
encompasses laboratories for biomedical and behavioral research, a
brain imaging center, and a clinical biomanufacturing facility for
the production of pharmaceuticals for early stage human clinical
trials. In addition to its research efforts, the Center provides an
array of services to people with developmental disabilities, offers
numerous educational and outreach programs to young children and
their families, and trains scientists and clinicians who will serve
our nation in the future.
The Research Specialist will perform experiments involving stem
cell research within the Zhang Laboratory. The aim of this research
is to differentiate human stem cells into functionally specialized
neural cells for drug discovery and cell therapy. The principal
duties will include but not limited to culture, maintenance, and
characterization of human stem cell lines, and differentiation of
the stem cells into neural cells and subsequent cellular and
molecular characterization, handling of laboratory animals,
maintenance of laboratory equipment and instruments, and
bookkeeping of research data and standard operation procedures.
This position is expected to collaborate with other investigators
on research projects.
List of Duties
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Degree and Area of Specialization:
A Bachelor's Degree is required.
Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:
Experience in biological sciences, particularly cell culture,
molecular biology, and/or animal handling, is preferred.
Undergraduate research experience may be considered.
A Criminal Background Check will be performed.
Must complete HIPAA training and receive certification within the
first 5 days of employment and
annually thereafter within 5 days of notification.
Full Time: 100%
This position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a
designated campus work location.
Appointment Type, Duration:
$32,697 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications
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