We are seeking a Research Technologist for the laboratory in the Department of Neurology. The laboratory studies the pathogenesis of the devastating motor neuron disease, spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). This autosomal recessive disease is the leading inherited cause of infant mortality. A particular focus of the laboratory is developing therapeutic strategies for these diseases utilizing cell culture and animal models. The responsibilities of the individual in this position will be to independently pursue new projects as well as work collaboratively with the other members of the lab (principal investigator, one assistant professor, one research associate, one post-doc, four graduate students and three research technicians) on ongoing projects. In addition, the individual will interact with undergraduate students who work part time. In addition to performing laboratory experiments, ongoing responsibilities will include the management of a transgenic mouse colony, the performance of animal treatment, behavioral testing, and surgeries, and the ordering of laboratory supplies.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Animal treatment, behavioral testing, and surgery.
Other laboratory experiments (real time PCR, genotyping, tissue histology etc).
Bachelor's Degree in Biology, Chemistry or related field.
Some related post-undergraduate work experience preferred.
Classified Title: Research Technologist Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CC Starting Salary Range: $15.00 - $20.40/hr (Commensurate with experience) Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M-F 8:30 am - 5:00 pm Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: Hybrid/School of Medicine Campus Department name: SOM Neuro Neuromuscular Personnel area: School of Medicine
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