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Laboratory Technician - 2 positions available

Company: Marshall University
Location: Huntington
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

Position Details

Banner Position Number R10595 Position Title Laboratory Technician - 2 positions available Classification Title MURC-Biological Technicians Department SOM-Pharmacology - RC5210 Location MURC - MU Research Corporation Salary Range Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Job Description

We are currently seeking a self-motivated and highly organized laboratory technician to support the lab of Dr. Price E. Dickson at the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine at Marshall University in Huntington, WV. The Dickson laboratory investigates the genetic drivers of drug addiction using the following approaches:

Recombinant inbred mouse panels

Operant conditioning

Intravenous drug self-administration

Stereotaxic surgery

In vivo calcium imaging

Bulk and single cell sequencing of neuronal cells.

Principal Responsibilities:

Behavioral testing of mice

Learning and implementing surgical techniques in the laboratory mouse including

intravenous jugular catheterization and stereotaxic surgery

Maintaining a colony of experimental mice (~150 cages) and coordinating weaning and

breeding with a team of technicians.

Tissue harvesting and preparation of tissue samples for sequencing.

Required Qualifications


Bachelor's degree in neuroscience, psychology, biology, or a related field. A master's degree would be beneficial but is not required.


Research experience using mice or rats

Previous experience with one or more of the techniques used in Dr. Dickson's laboratory would be beneficial but is not required.

Must be able to perform all essential job duties as outlined in the job description.

Preferred Qualifications

Posting Number MR0358 Open Date 01/28/2021 Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions Summary

Please make sure to include the following with your application materials:

Rsum or CV emphasizing prior research experience.

Cover letter that touches briefly on your background, your interest in this position, and

why you think you would be an ideal fit.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • CV or Resume
  • Cover Letter

Optional Documents

Keywords: Marshall University, Huntington , Laboratory Technician - 2 positions available, Other , Huntington, West Virginia

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