90% • Designs, plans, and implements complex research experiments in studying hormone signaling in diseases (neurodegenerative, motor neuron and inflammatory diseases) -molecular signaling of hormones, such as retinoic acid, using modern techniques in molecular, cell biology, biochemistry, genetics, neuron science, and bioinformatics -in vivo (mouse dissection, surgery, imaging and virus packaging techniques) -in vitro (molecular, biochemical, primary culture, cell line, FLOW, fluorescence and confocal microscopy) • Remains current on technological and scientific developments in the field and their potential application into experimental plans • Interacts, communicates, and coordinates with lab members to complete research projects • Carries out experiments independently from start to finish, trouble shoots, and optimizes methods and reports data • Rapidly acquires knowledge of new methods as needed to complete projects • Analyzes, interprets and presents experimental results and performs statistical analyses to Dr. Wei
5% • Assist with overseeing and managing the lab and lab equipment, lab staff, and students. Tasks may also include general laboratory operation and maintenance and miscellaneous duties as assigned. • Maintenance of animal colonies
5% • Prepares manuscripts and figures for publication • Use a range of information resources beyond the primary literature, e.g., public databases
Required Qualifications • Applicants must possess an advanced degree (PhD or MD/PhD) in biomedical sciences with 1 or more years of research training • Experience in managing lab routines
Preferred Qualifications • Demonstrated publication record with multiple first-author papers in reputable journal • Effective oral and written communication skills
Internal Number: 340050
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