Provides technical and administrative support for research investigations involving amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrigâ™s disease).
Performs experiments, interacting with students and other laboratory staff under the direction of the principal investigator and the supervisor.
Responsibilities will involve molecular biology including cloning and PCR, cell culture, DNA/RNA transfection of mammalian cells.
Gene expression analysis using various techniques such as Western blotting, qRT-PCR, immunohistochemistry, immunofluorescence etc.
Working with mice including breeding, tail DNA isolation, extraction of DNA, PCR, recovery of tissues, brain and spinal cord dissections, and histological processing.
Analyzes and maintains data and/or specimens; conducts literature reviews; assists with preparation of reports, manuscripts, and other documents.
General laboratory duties such as making reagents, record keeping, maintaining cleanliness in the lab, ordering supplies and cleaning/autoclaving glassware.
Has general awareness in research techniques or methods, regulatory policies and procedures, and relevant scientific field.
Maintains technical and administrative support for a research project.
Analyzes and maintains data and/or specimens. Conducts literature reviews. Assists with preparation of reports, manuscripts and other documents.
Installs, sets up and performs experiments; interacting with students and other laboratory staff under the direction of the principal investigator.
Performs other related work as needed.
Bachelor's Degree in related field.
1-2 years prior related research experience.
Neuroscience background or experience.
Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Adobe Acrobat/Photoshop/Illustrator.
Ability to work as a part of team as well as independently.
Strong organizational skills.
Effective communication (verbal and written) and excellent interpersonal skills.
Strong data management skills and diligence.
Adaptability to changing working situations and work assignments.
Ability to absorb substantial amounts of information quickly.
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