Research Technician - (23000404)
Under general supervision, the Research Assistant provides professional level research support requiring the application of standard research practices and techniques, with a particular focus on performing: cryostat sectioning and histological/immunohistochemical staining of tissues and preparation of buffers and other solutions. Provides assistance to other staff members guiding animal behavioral studies, assists with various experiments and test following standard research methodologies, procedures, and verbal and written instructions. Must be able to organize and carry out specific experiments with some independence and yet interact effectively with other members of the laboratory in order to utilize most effective laboratory resources.
Responsibilities include: Performs fixing, cryostat sectioning, and staining of tissue specimens. Prepares solutions and reagents; distributes, maintains, and stock chemicals in storage and lab areas. Receives and stocks incoming supplies. Prepares and sterilizes lab ware and surgical instruments for laboratory use. Records, compiles, and organizes data according to methods and procedures established in the experimental design. Operates and maintains moderately complex laboratory equipment. Conducts various measurements and limited analysis consistent with research protocol. Provision of assistance to rodent and canine behavioral studies, and in maintaining animals for experiments. Performs other related duties as assigned.
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Required Education & Experience: At least three years of related research experience in laboratory setting. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
Required Skills & Abilities: Ability to work effectively with others and the principal investigator as part of a team. Ability to use Excel and Word computer software Ability to handle rodents and dogs Proficiency in using Cryostats and microtomes for sectioning tissues.
Preferred: Bachelor's Degree
This is a grant funded position.
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