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The new McMenamin Lab at Boston College is looking for a qualified and highly motivated person to serve as a technician for the lab.


Institutional Environment:

Founded in 1863, Boston College is an R1 university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,150 full-time undergraduates and 4,420 graduate and professional students. Ranked 31 among national universities, Boston College has 758 full-time and 1,096 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $956 million, and an endowment in excess of $2.2 billion.


The BC Biology Department supports many NIH-and NSF-funded research labs with expertise in cell and developmental biology, microbiology and immunobiology, and bioinformatics. The Department offers state-of-the-art research laboratories and core-research support facilities.


Laboratory Environment:

The McMenamin lab uses highly interdisciplinary approaches answer fundamental questions about skull morphogenesis, the molecular and endocrine regulation of developmental coordination, and the evolution of life history variation in vertebrates. Our lab uses the zebrafish model to specifically study the impacts of thyroid hormone on development of the craniofacial skeleton. Over the next year, our NIH-funded lab will grow to 4-5 graduate students, technicians and postdocs and 3-7 undergraduates. Please see for more information about the lab.


Primary responsibilities: 

  Helping to manage our zebrafish colony; overseeing the schedules for feeding and husbandry; breeding and maintaining fish lines; interfacing with the animal care facility staff

  Working closely with the PI to manage our molecular lab; ordering reagents and other supplies and maintaining laboratory equipment

  Training and supervising students in the lab

  Lab administration, including lab safety and IACUC reporting; record keeping and maintaining the lab website

  Molecular and developmental biology bench work and microscopy; data analysis; contributing to the writing and editing of publications and proposals



  Bachelor’s degree in Biology or a related field

  1-2 years laboratory experience (undergraduate experience is fine, as long as it was outside of a class)

  Working knowledge of fundamental biological concepts and ability to apply knowledge in varied situations

  Excellent communications skills and attention to detail; ability to work both independently and as part of a team



  Experience in the zebrafish system, fluorescent microscopy, endocrinology and/or molecular biology

  Experience as a supervisor

  Highly interested in our research program



Full time position, salary will be commensurate with experience. Initially a 6 month appointment, to be renewed as appropriate.



Please submit a (1) cover letter with at least 3 references, (2) CV, (3) a brief description of research interests and experience to Applications submitted by Jan 15, 2017 will receive priority consideration, but position is open until filled. Start date flexible.


Women, minorities, veterans, LGBTQ and disabled individuals are particularly encouraged to apply.


Boston College conducts background checks as part of the hiring process.



Boston College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected category including disability and protected veteran status. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at

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