Posting Number S00955
Position Title Research Associate
Position Status Full-time
Campus Western University Campus-Pomona, CA
Department 1404-Basic Medical Sciences
To help execute the NIH-funded research on the cannabinoid and hormonal
regulation of food intake and energy balance that is being conducted under the
oversight of Dr. Edward Wagner
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Must exhibit excellent interpersonal skills, and be amenable to instruction
and guidance from Dr. Wagner and his personnel.
B.S. required,. Prowess with medical terminology is required.
List comments regarding work hours
Hours may vary from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Posting Date 07/15/2021
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants
Essential Job Duties
Autonomously performs behavioral, biochemical and physiological experiments
and date analyses.
Percentage Of Time 50
Autonomously makes solutions, maintains instrumentation, and various types of
data acquisition software, and generates experimental protocols.
Percentage Of Time 15
Autonomously performs animal husbandry such as watering, feeding, weaning,
sexing and genotyping of the animals as well as cleaning of the animal cages.
Percentage Of Time 5
ROUTINELY PERFORMS SOPHISTICATED Routinely performs sophisticated animal
surgeries (e.g. Sterotaxic surgery, ovariectomy) according to the
requirements of the experimental protocol.
Percentage Of Time 20
Assists in manuscript writing, and in the preparation of institutional animal
care and use protocols.
Percentage Of Time 10
Do the essential functions of this job require lifting? Yes
If yes, list maximum weight and duration
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be
met by any employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this
job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is frequently required
to use hands, talk or hear. The employee is regularly required to sit. The
employee is occasionally required to walk and reach with hands and arms. The
employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision
abilities required by this job include close vision, distance, color,
peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
Describe Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of
an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
Reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential
Duties are routinely performed in
a typical laboratory setting. While performing duties in this setting the
employee may be exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic
chemicals, extreme cold (non-weather), and risk of electric shock.
The employee is regularly exposed to wet humid conditions (non-weather),
moving mechanical parts, and high precarious places. The employee is
occasionally exposed to outdoor weather conditions, extreme heat (non-
weather), and risk of radiation. The noise level in this setting may be loud
due to the noise of ventilation system and hydraulic body hoist.
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