The Macklis Lab is directed toward both 1) understanding molecular controls and mechanisms over neuron sub-type development, diversity, axon guidance-circuit formation, and degeneration in the cerebral cortex and 2) applying developmental controls toward both brain and spinal cord regeneration and directed differentiation for in vitro therapeutic and mechanistic screening. Research Assistant will assist Principal Investigator and/or other senior lab personnel with experiments on cell culture and molecular biology, as well as on mouse genetics and molecular biology and tissue analysis. More specifically, Research Assistant will:
Perform experimental tests and procedures, utilizing proscribed techniques and equipment;
Under direction, process, organize and summarize data, reporting experiment results;
Maintain cultures and other experimental matter, requiring knowledge of laboratory techniques;
Prepare matter for analysis and diagnosis, performing duties such as cutting, embedding and staining tissue, mounting slides, and preparing complex chemical solutions and media.
As a member of a project team, may assist in the design of laboratory experiments, techniques, and protocols;
May perform routine logging and/or testing of samples;
Perform related job duties as required.
Working Conditions: May be required to lift, move and transport related laboratory equipment. May be required to work with a variety of hazardous materials. May be required to work with and handle animals.
This term appointment will end 2 years from the employee start date. The position may be renewed based on the performance, funding availability and changing needs of the Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology Department.
All formal written offers will be made by FAS Human Resources.
Salary Grade: 052
Union: 55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers
Education: College level coursework in biological sciences or equivalent lab experience are required. Skills and Experience: At least one year experience with basic laboratory techniques.
BA/BS in biological sciences and one year of lab experience with molecular biology and cell culture. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, demonstrated technical and organizational skills, and attention to detail are essential. Successful candidate must be able to perform as a team member.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 44629BR
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