The Research Assistant will conduct experiments to examine the cellular processes by which specific genetic variants modify neurodegeneration associated with ALS. The Research Assistant will use genetic, cell biological and molecular techniques to elucidate the molecular mechanisms underlying genetic suppression of locomotor and neuronal defects apparent in the disease state. This research will make use of Drosophila as a model system.Â In addition to carrying out specific experiments that involve genetic crosses, tissue dissections, immunohistochemistry, imaging, molecular techniques and biochemical assays, the research assistant will also perform omic analyses.Â The Research Assistant will engage in and oversee general lab support duties.
This is a fixed term position with a current end date of 12/31/2023 which may be extended based upon available funding.
Education and Experience
Required: Bachelor degree in biology, genetics, neuroscience, biochemistry, or related field and 1-2 yearsâ™ research experience in a laboratory setting.
Relevant coursework and knowledge of laboratory approaches and techniques in the areas of Genetics, Molecular Biology, Cell Biology and/or Biochemistry is required.
Or, equivalent combination of education and experience.
Strong computer skills with preferably some experience using graphing, image and statistical analysis programs
Experience using Drosophila as a research organism is preferred.
Conceptually comfortable with genetic and molecular genetic approaches
Attention to detail, outstanding hand/eye coordination, consistent execution of multi-step protocols
Ability to learn new skills quickly
Excellent organizational and record-keeping skills
Excellent written and communication skills
Ability to be observant and self-motivated
Ability to think critically and problem-solve
Ability to complete accurate records and follow detailed instructions
Ability to work as part of a team, strong interpersonal skills
Ability to communicate clearly and professionally with co-workers
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office software suite and competence in statistical analysis is desired
Possesses a willingness and ability to support a diverse and inclusive campus community
Background and education check required.
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Department of Molecular Biology, Cell Biology and Biochemistry
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