Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
60% Research studies in the laboratory:
The candidate will be a member of a collaborative research group that employs a multidisciplinary approach including primary cell culture, mouse genetics, a variety of live cell imaging techniques, biochemistry and in vitro electrophysiological recording. After training the candidate will perform live cell imaging experiments. Opportunities to learn advanced imaging and electrophysiological techniques will be available.
30% Communal laboratory functions:
Manage a small transgenic mouse colony
Maintain and catalog plasmid stocks
Supervise cell culture facility
10% Administrative duties:
Supervise lab ordering and deliveries
Assist with IACUC and IBC protocols
Manage lab safety protocol
Required Qualifications (must be mentioned on application/resume):
BA/BS in the biological or physical sciences with at least one year of post-degree experience in a basic science research setting or a combination of education and work experience to equal five years.
Candidate must be willing to work with rodents.
Proficiency in fluorescence microscopy and mammalian cell culture.
The Thayer lab studies changes in synaptic physiology and pharmacology during neurodegenerative and neuroinflammatory disease. Background in these areas are ideal.
Experience with the following methods would be helpful but are not required: neuronal cell culture, plasmid replication, neuronal transfection, electrophysiology, transgenic mouse colony maintenance, and image processing software
Internal Number: 340696
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