Our laboratory, part of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, focuses on investigating pathogenic pathways and finding novel therapeutic targets for genetic neurodegenerative and neuropsychiatric diseases, including schizophrenia, Huntington's disease, spinocerebellar degenerative disorders. We make extensive use of cell and animal models and employ a variety of molecular and biochemical techniques.
Specific duties & responsibilities:
Molecular and biochemical assays on cells and rodent and human tissues. Tasks will include protein and RNA extraction and purification, cell transfection, PCR, quantitative PCR, Western blotting, immunohistochemistry and in situ hybridization, and molecular cloning.
Cell culture involving multiple cell types, including iPSCs.
Potential role in management of mouse colonies, including routine care, breeding, injections, behavioral testing, and tissue harvesting and preparation.
Assistance with routine lab operations, including ordering laboratory supplies, compliance with regulatory requirements, care and maintenance of laboratory equipment, and coordinating among laboratory research projects.
Perform miscellaneous related duties as assigned
Minimum qualifications (mandatory):
Bachelor's degree in biology, chemistry, or related field.
Some related research laboratory work experience.
Special knowledge, skills, and abilities:
Basic understanding of laboratory procedures.
Classified Title: Research Technologist Working Title: Research Technologist Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CC Starting Salary Range: $15 - $19.44 Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M, W, F 8:30 to 5 pm Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus Department name: 10003302-SOM Psy Neurobiology Personnel area: School of Medicine
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