Duties & Responsibilities
The Neuroscience Department at Carthage College is seeking a Research
Assistant to work in the NIH-funded program of Dr. Steve Henle. the Research
Assistant will have the opportunity to work in nearly all facets of Dr.
Henle's research program. The successful applicant will provide research
support and help coordinate daily operations for a series of projects. Dr.
Henle's research focuses on understanding the role of the hippo signaling
pathway and the cytoskeleton in eye development, degeneration, and
regeneration using the zebrafish model system. The critical work of this
position is to provide research assistance, including: collecting, organizing
and analyzing data breeding, genotyping, and developing new zebrafish lines,
as well as basic operations for Dr. Henle's research related to his NIH grant.
In the future, a very successful research assistant may move on to additional
roles that include scientific writing and independent project planning.
Priorities will be determined by a combination of deadlines, PI needs, and
project needs. The research assistant will interact regularly with the project
team members, including Dr. Henle and undergraduate students, to review
outcomes and milestones related to the project.
The Carthage Neuroscience department is housed in a newly expanded and
renovated science center that includes more than $1.5 million in instrument
and equipment investments. The College is focused on undergraduate teaching
Founded in 1847, Carthage combines an environment of reflection and self-
discovery with a culture of high expectation, so that our students uncover and
ignite their true potential. As a four-year private liberal arts college with
roots in the Lutheran tradition, we place a strong emphasis on both moral and
intellectual values. Our prime location in Kenosha, Wisconsin, midway between
Chicago and Milwaukee is home to 155 full-time faculty, 2600 full-time
students, and 900 part-time students.
A Bachelor's degree in a scientific field. Basic molecular/cellular
biology experience. Strong organizational skills. Ability to work well in
group setting and individually.
Experience working with zebrafish is strongly preferred, but experience
with other animal systems will be considered a plus as well. Previous
research experience is also preferred, especially in using techniques such
as PCR, immunohistochemistry, and microscopy.
0 years of full-time research experience are required.
This is a term position for one year with the possibility of renewal based
This position is a fully benefited salary position.
Carthage College is not able to provide visa sponsorship for this
Founded in 1847, Carthage College combines an environment of reflection and
self-discovery with a culture of high expectation, so that our students
uncover and ignite their true potential. As a four-year private liberal arts
college with roots in the Lutheran tradition, we place a strong emphasis on
both moral and intellectual values. Our prime location in Kenosha, Wisconsin,
midway between Chicago and Milwaukee, allows students the opportunity to learn
in a professional context. Our beautiful campus, an 80-acre arboretum on the
shore of Lake Michigan is home to 150 scholars, 2,600 full-time students, and
400 part-time students. Our rich academic experience equips students with
foundational knowledge and skills, preparing graduates to be lifelong learners
and to lead meaningful, productive lives.
Carthage College is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) dedicated to the
goal of building a culturally diverse community. We welcome applications from
a broad spectrum of people, including members of ethnic minorities, women,
veterans, and individuals with disabilities. All qualified applicants will
receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion,
sex, gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation, national
origin, protected veteran status or status as an individual with a