Position Title Medical Neuroscience Research Technician
Department/Unit Medical Neuroscience
Research Project Development of Alzheimer Diagnostic Tools
Posting Number GP53-21
Employee Group Grant-Paid
Position Type Term
Duration of Contract (if applicable) 1 year, with possibility of renewal
Employment Type Full Time
Full-time Equivalency (FTE) 1.0
Salary $30,000 starting, commensurate with education and experience (37.5
hours per week)
About the Organization
Within the Department of Medical Neuroscience, we're dedicated to our mission
of supporting molecular and cellular neuroscientific research, with an
emphasis on projects that aim to identify, treat and cure diseases of the
Reporting to the Principal Investigator, the Medical Neuroscience Research
Technician will join a multi-institutional team studying cholinesterase
activity in neurodegenerative diseases. The Medical Neuroscience Research
Technician will work with live research animals as well as post-mortem tissue
to assist in the evaluation of butyrylcholinesterase ligands for the diagnosis
of Alzheimer's disease.
Perform technical duties related to the evaluation of butyrylcholinesterase
radioligands for the diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease including:
- Maintain mouse colony (DNA collection, genotyping, mouse health
- Brain tissue collection from experimental mice.
- Human and mouse tissue histology (tissue sectioning, staining,
- Assist with radioligand evaluation procedures (in vitro binding, in vitro
distribution, in vitro autoradiography, ex vivo autoradiography).
- Other related duties, as assigned.
Occasional evening work will be required to meet operational requirements.
Undergraduate degree in Science or Lab Technology degree in a health or
science-related field. Prior completion of biosafety and radiation safety
training as well as related experience involving mouse handling techniques,
animal surgical procedures and PCR preferred. Must be an effective team player
with strong written and verbal communication skills and attention to detail,
as well as excellent organizational and time management skills. Strong problem
recognition and solving skills are required.
Dalhousie University supports a healthy and balanced lifestyle. Our total
compensation package includes a voluntary RRSP, health and dental plans and an
employee and family assistance program.
We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only candidates selected
for an interview will be contacted.
Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in
diversity and inclusiveness. The university encourages applications from
Indigenous persons, persons with a disability, racially visible persons,
women, persons of a minority sexual orientation and/or gender identity, and
all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. For
more information, please visit www. dal.ca/hiringfordiversity.
Number of Vacancies 1
Open Date 06/11/2021
Close Date 07/05/2021
Open Until Filled No
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