Research Technician Position – Tufts University, Boston MA

Position available for a highly motivated Research Assistant to join our group to investigate craniofacial

development and disease using zebrafish models and craniofacial stem cells tissue engineering approaches, in

the laboratory of Pamela C. Yelick (


Job Responsibilities:

  • Zebrafish mutant line breeding and screening transgenic embryos

  • Primary Cell Tissue Culture Techniques

  • Genotyping (PCR and electrophoresis)

  • Basic bench techniques including preparing solutions, sterile technique tissue culture.

  • Molecular biology techniques – DNA, RNA isolation

  • Histology and Immunohistochemistry – sectioning, staining and immunostaining tissues

  • Genome editing techniques

  • Single cell embryo microinjection

  • Imaging – whole mount, live, confocal and tissue sections

  • Preparing and analysis of bulk and single-cell sequencing samples

  • Basic laboratory tasks and ordering supplies

  • Ensuring that safe laboratory practices are followed, including the use and disposal of chemicals and

hazardous materials.

  • Experience with tissue molecular biology, imaging, tissue culture or zebrafish handling highly desired.



Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Developmental Biology, Genetics or related field.

Minimum of 1 year of wet lab bench (academic or industry) experience preferred.

Minimum two-year commitment preferred due to a substantial training effort associated with the position.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Demonstrated organizational skills and ability to pay close attention to detail.

Motivation to learn and grow in scientific expertise.

Ability to manage work with minimal supervision.

Ability to trouble-shoot technical issues.

Strong communication and presentation skills.

Ability to multi-task and work on multiple projects simultaneously.

Ability to plan and prioritize work while responding flexibly to rapidly changing priorities.

Ability to work flexible hours.

This position may require standing or sitting for long periods of time, including in a warm aquarium



Interested candidates should send their letter and CV to