About Northeastern: Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and a world leader in experiential learning. The same commitment to connecting with the world drives our use-inspired research enterprise. The university offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Our campuses in Charlotte, N.C., San Francisco, Seattle, and Toronto are regional platforms for undergraduate and graduate learning and collaborative research. Northeastern pursues advanced research in security and materials at the Innovation Campus in Burlington, Massachusetts, and in coastal sustainability at the Marine Science Center in Nahant, Massachusetts.
About the Opportunity: The Department of Bioengineering, College of Engineering, is seeking a laboratory Research Technician to support projects for developing novel optical microscopy technologies to investigate cerebral physiology and pathophysiology in preclinical rodent models. This position entails assistance with development and utilization of novel optical microscopy instrumentation and assisting with the development of novel data analysis tools. The employee will be heavily involved with routine imaging experiments and research project management.
Responsibilities: Responsibilities include setting up daily experiments, assistance with conducting the experiments, maintaining the workspace, storing and organizing data files, and data analysis. Candidates must maintain detailed laboratory notes on a regular basis, maintain instruments and laboratory equipment as assigned, and assist with inventory of research supplies. The employee will also perform animal handling and surgery, assist with ordering supplies, assist in laboratory and animal room organization, and organize/draft material for the preparation of presentations and publications.
Qualifications: This position requires a BS or MS, preferably in Biomedical Engineering or other engineering discipline, Physics, or Neuroscience. Candidates must be interested in working with technical aspects of optical neuroimaging technology and the translation to neuroscience and clinical applications. Knowledge of mouse- and rat handling, animal surgery, molecular biology techniques, good organizational skills, and ability to work alongside other scientists without extensive supervision are also required. Strong written and oral communication skills are essential for this position.
Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to applicants with experience in biomedical optics and programming (primarily Matlab). 1-2 years of prior research experience is preferred, but not required. Experience with animal handling, brain imaging, and/or optical imaging are regarded as highly advantageous.
Additional Information: Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.
All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a private research university located in the heart of Boston. Northeastern is a leader in worldwide experiential learning, urban engagement, and interdisciplinary research that meets global and societal needs. Our broad mix of experience-based education programs?our signature cooperative education program, as well as student research, service learning, and global learning?build the connections that enable students to transform their lives. The University offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools.