Research Technician

Indiana University Bloomington

Indianapolis, IN

Job posting number: #7219852

Posted: February 21, 2024

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Department Information
Applicants are invited to apply for a technician position in Dr. Hoang's laboratory in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Indiana University School of Medicine. Our research focuses on understanding the molecular mechanisms of neurodegeneration. We use a broad range of experimental methods, including molecular dynamic simulation and in silico docking, molecular cloning, protein biochemistry, enzymology, X-ray crystallography, cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM), NMR, yeast genetics, mammalian cell models, and C. elgans.

Examples of some of the methods that we employ can be gleaned from our prior publications:

Hoang QQ et al. Nature. 425: 977-980 (2003)
Liao J. et al. PNAS. 111(11):4055-60 (2014)
Oh M et al. PNAS. 111(30):11007-12 (2014)
Wang W. et al. PNAS. 113(34):9587-92 (2016)
Wu CX et al. JBC. 294(15):5907-5913(2019)
Wu CX et al. bioRxiv, 676627
Job Summary
Performs a wide variety of complex experiments and reports results.
Keeps organized analytical data of performed experiments.
Provides support for equipment maintenance as needed.
Acts as a liaison to students and laboratory personnel for training.
Maintains laboratory supply requisition and management.
May train junior-level staff.
May help plan experiments or short-term goals.


Bachelor's degree in science or related field.


Experience in protein expression and purification.


Proficient communication skills.
Maintains a high degree of professionalism.
Demonstrated time management and priority setting skills.
Demonstrates a high commitment to quality.
Possesses flexibility to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment.
Highly thorough and dependable.
Working Conditions / Demands
The role regularly requires the ability to effectively communicate. The role frequently requires the ability to move about the work environment and to position oneself to operate laboratory equipment effectively. The role requires the ability to move objects weighing up to 25 pounds and will occasionally work near moving mechanical parts. The person in this role must be able to perform the essential functions with or without an accommodation.

Benefits Overview
For full-time staff employees, Indiana University offers a wide array of benefits including:

Multiple plan options for medical insurance
Dental insurance
Health Savings Account with generous IU contribution
Life insurance, LTD, and AD&D options
Base retirement plan contribution from IU, subject to vesting
Additional supplemental retirement plan options
Tuition benefit for IU classes
10 paid holidays per year
Generous Paid Time Off
Paid Parental Leave
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

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