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Neuronal specification in the zebrafish spinal cord

Department of Biology, Syracuse

University, New York

Posting #: 75246

Applications are invited for a lab technician position to work in the Lewis Lab at Syracuse University.

Our research focus is examining the genetics of how different types of spinal cord nerve cells are made


The ideal candidate will have a bachelors degree or equivalent experience, prior molecular biology

experience, excellent organization skills and be extremely reliable, a quick learner and able to work

independently. This position will involve mainly genotyping but also some zebrafish husbandry and other

lab tasks as required. A strong understanding of genetics is crucial. Training in particular techniques will

be provided as needed.

A one-year minimum commitment is required. Benefits information (non-exempt employees category)

can be found at

Applicants should fill in the job application at and include a

cover letter stating why they are interested in the position, a full CV and the names, phone numbers 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: July 5th 2018

(If the 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. Interviews are likely to be in July.

The SU Biology department ( is a vibrant department with strengths in Developmental

Biology, Neuroscience, Genetics, Epigenetics, Ecology and Evolution.

Syracuse is an inexpensive, very pleasant and vibrant city to live in. It offers the amenities of a city

without lots of the hassles. It has its own airport (15 minute drive from downtown) and is close to

Toronto, New York City, Philadelphia and 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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