Department Name: 7H016:SPINAL CORD & BRAIN INJURY RES
An outstanding research scientist needed to work in molecular biology and animal laboratories that develop research resources for salamanders, especially in advancing tissue regeneration research. Applicants with a Masters degree or higher in the biological sciences and 5 years of previous laboratory experience are encouraged to apply. Applicants should have previous experience in one or more of the following areas: epigenetic research, germplasm cryopreservation, molecular biology. The specific duties include collecting tissues from salamanders, isolating nucleic acid, preparing genetic reagents, rearing embryos and screening embryos for phenotypic variations under a microscope, performing PCR and QPCR, and collecting and cryopreserving spermatophores.
Knowledge of embryo microinjection, germ plasm cryopreservation, basic computer programs including Excel.
Position Time Status: Full-Time
Required Related Experience:
No experience required.
Required License/Registration/Certification :
Experience with aquatic salamander embryos, larvae and adults is preferred. MS degree or higher and 5 years lab experience.
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