The Pollina Lab at Washington University in St. Louis is seeking a research professional looking for experience in molecular neuroscience techniques. The Pollina Lab is broadly interested in identifying the molecular mechanisms that preserve longevity across the diverse cell types of the nervous system. We study mechanisms of transcriptional control and genome stability that preserve neuronal function over time and explore how these mechanisms go awry to cause aging and neurological disease. We use both mouse models and human stem cell models to explore the role of neuronal activity in epigenome integrity and neuronal aging. Our lab tackles these questions using a combination of biochemistry, single-cell genomics, cell biology, and neuronal circuit function.
This position works in a laboratory environment with potential exposure to biological and chemical hazards.Â The individual must be physically able to wear protective equipment and to provide standard care to research animals.
Prior laboratory experience.
Experience working with mice.
Interest in carrying out independent research.
Proficiency in basic molecular biology techniques including DNA, protein isolation and purification; PCR, reverse transcription PCR, Immunoblot, ELISA.
Experience with microscopy (dissection, compound, confocal, EM).
Demonstrated abilities with the Microsoft office suite; working knowledge of Excel, Photoshop, and Prism.
Demonstrated ability to work independently and communicate effectively.
Ability to maintain complete and organized records and a working knowledge of computer software and general lab equipment, including troubleshooting skills.
Effective verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
Effective organizational skills and ability to prioritize workload.
Candidates with prior experience in molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics and/or cell biology with at least a bachelorâ™s degree are encouraged to apply.
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