University of Alabama at Birmingham

United States

December 23, 2021





The Roberson Lab is seeking a patch-clamp electrophysiologist. The lab is focused on better understanding Alzheimer's disease and frontotemporal dementia and developing better treatments for these disorders. We use a variety of mouse models to understand disease-related abnormalities in neuronal function.

The Researcher will work on multiple funded projects.

General Responsibilities

As directed:

  • To independently set up and perform experiments and procedures in support of lab goals.
  • To collect, enter, summarize, and analyze data.
  • To monitor results, detect and report unusual outcomes and suggest modifications.
  • To develop and improve techniques for the lab.
  • Key Duties & Responsibilities

  • Sets up and performs experiments (primarily patch-clamp electrophysiology) and procedures in support of lab goals.
  • Develops and improves techniques for the lab.
  • Contributes to planning/design of studies.
  • Collects, enters, summarizes, and analyzes data.
  • Monitors results, detects, and reports unusual outcomes and suggests modifications.
  • May assist in planning long or short-term goals/fiscal management.
  • Performs maintenance of lab equipment and supplies.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Salary

    $ 32,800.00- $ 59,800.00 annually



  • Master's degree in a related field
  • OR Bachelor's degree in related field and two (2) years of related experience
  • OR Associate's degree in related field and four (4) years of related experience
  • Work experience may NOT substitute for education requirement.


  • Extensive experience with patch-clamp electrophysiology in mouse/rat model particularly in hippocampus and/or cortex
  • Strong data acquisition, analysis, and interpretation experience.
  • Able to work independently on multiple projects
  • High skilled in:
  • histology, cell culture, tissue processing, sectioning and microscopy
  • Key Skills

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Primary Location

    : University

    Job Category

    : Scientific Research


    : 311500000 Neurology Chair Office

    Employee Status

    : Regular

    Shift: Day/1st Shift

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