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Interneuron specification in the zebrafish spinal cord Department of Biology, Syracuse University, New York.

Applications are invited for a lab technician position to work in the Lewis Lab ( examining how transcription factors specify the unique characteristics of spinal cord interneurons.

The ideal candidate will have a batchelors degree and prior experience in a research lab or extensive prior lab experience. They will also have excellent organization skills and be reliable and a quick learner. This position will involve research tasks for different lab projects. These may include: zebrafish embryology, in situ hybridization, immunohistochemistry, molecular biology, genotyping, microscopy and/or biochemistry.

Applicants should fill in the job application at
job id 033516 and include a cover letter stating why they are interested in the position, a full CV with bibliography and the names, addresses and email addresses of at least three referees, at least one of which should be a prior employer.

Informal enquiries can be addressed to

Closing date: April 30th 2017

(If job is not filled at this stage – new applications will be considered please see website to check if job is still open)

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

The SU Biology department ( is a vibrant department with strengths in Developmental Biology, Genetics, Epigenetics, Neuroscience, Ecology and Evolution. Additional Neuroscience faculty are also located in other SU dpts (

Syracuse is an inexpensive, very pleasant and vibrant city to live in. It offers the amenities of a city without lots of the hastles. It has its own airport (15 minute drive from downtown) and is close to Toronto, New York City, Philadelphia, Montreal as well as the natural beauty of Upstate New York (Niagara Falls, The Finger Lakes, Adirondack lakes and mountains etc).

Syracuse University also shares a campus with SUNY Upstate Medical University that has active research programs in Cell Biology, Developmental Biology and Neuroscience and the Lewis Lab regularly participates in seminar series and other programs with SUNY UMU researchers. 

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