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Laboratory Technician

Apply now Job no: 502481
Work type: Nonexempt Staff Full-time
Location: Bethlehem
Categories: Technical/Scientific, Research

The Laboratory Technician in the Biological Sciences Department is responsible for assisting in project development, perform experiments, analyze data, perform fieldwork and co-author publications, under the guidance of the Principal Investigator. The Lehigh community takes seriously our commitment to antiracism and The Principles of our Equitable Community.

1. Establish and maintain lines of fish using CRISPR and transgenic technology
Supporting Activities
*Generate reagents for functional manipulation of genomes
*Perform gene editing and transgenesis techniques in fish
*Establish stable lines of genetically manipulated fish

2. Perform behavioral experiments for mapping and functional analysis of candidate behavioral genes
Supporting Activities
*Establish and troubleshoot behavioral protocols
*Quantify behavior of fish

3. Carry out molecular experiments
Supporting Activities
*DNA extraction and genotyping of fish
*Cloning and other molecular techniques

4. Participate in fieldwork
Supporting Activities
*Participate in fieldwork in Mexico and Texas
*Analyze behavior in the field
*Aid in collection of environmental samples in the field
*Analyze data collected in the field

5. Co-author publications
Supporting Activities
*Participate in data collection, analysis and presentation for manuscripts
*Participate in writing of manuscripts

Position Number: S72510

Grade: 7-37.5; $35,560 - $42,690

This is an approximate range and is subject to change based on experience, skills and qualifications.

Special Considerations

Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing an accommodation for any part of the interview or hiring process may contact Lehigh's Accommodations Specialist at

The duties of the position do not allow for a remote work option. The employee in this position will be required to work on campus where they can be fully accessible to the Lehigh community

This position works with minors


Bachelor's Degree in Biology, Genetics or a related field or the equivalent combination of education and experience

0-1 years of relates work experience

Successful completion of standard background checks including but not limited to: social security verification, education verification, national criminal background checks, motor vehicle checks, PATCH, FBI fingerprinting, Child Abuse Clearance and credit history based upon the requirements of the position

Only complete applications will be considered therefore please complete the application in its entirety.  Once the posting is removed from the website applications may no longer be allowed to be completed.

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