Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
50% Maintaining mouse colonies: the candidate will be responsible for breeding, weening, and genotyping. The individual will work with lab members and the principal investigator to maintain optimal colony size, develop breeding strategies, and work with veterinary staff to maintain lab compliance and ensure the health and well being of mice. Additional responsibilities will be maintaining detailed and organized records of work occurring in the mouse colony.
30% Research support and assistance: the candidate will be expected to assist post-doctoral fellows and/or graduate students on projects focused on drug addiction and/or neurodegenerative diseases using mouse models. Duties include but are not limited to preparation of solutions, euthanizing animals, collecting tissue, processing tissue, immunostaining brain sections, microscopy, image processing and data analysis. Additionally, the candidate will perform and/or assist with rodent survival surgeries, post-operative care, and monitoring.
20% Laboratory support: the candidate will maintain an adequate supply of common laboratory reagents and consumables, assist in maintaining equipment, sterilize supplies as needed, keep a record of standard operating procedures, assist with IACUC and IBC protocols, maintaining compliance with safety procedures, and assist with ordering.
All required qualifications must be documented on application materials
Required Qualifications: -BS/BA or a combination of related education and work experience to equal four years. -Must be willing to work with mice.
Preferred Qualifications: -Experience managing transgenic mouse colonies, genotyping, immunostaining, and basic lab experience is preferred but not required. -A background in neuroscience, pharmacology, or related fields of science appreciated.
Internal Number: 340707
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