Research Support - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
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We are seeking a research assistant to facilitate our optical neuroimaging studies in mice. This person will assist in analysis of optical imaging data and assembling new optical imaging technology and will work directly with Dr. Adam Bauer.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Analyzes optical imaging data, including signal/imaging processing and performing preliminary statistical analysis of data collected.
Assembles and maintains new optical imaging systems.
Performs mouse imaging and data collection, including small animal procedures.
Maintains spreadsheets and databases containing experimental data.
Documents research in a lab notebook.
Evaluates research results, reporting findings and discussing project outcomes with staff involved.
Conducts literature searches related to research project.
Complies with established safety procedures and maintains required documentation on laboratory and specimen conditions.
Participates in developing hypotheses to be tested and ways of testing it.
Assists with general supply/equipment orders, lab maintenance and cleaning.
Applicant Special Instructions:
Must be willing and able to handle rodents and perform small animal procedures.
Equivalent of bachelor’s degree with 2-3 years experience in laboratory operations.
B.S. or M.S. in Biomedical Engineering, Physics, Neuroscience, Computer Science, Biology or similar, preferably with experience in diffuse optical neuroimaging and/or instrument design.
Proficiency in MATLAB or similar. Coding experience.
Experience in image and signal processing.
Experience working with hardware and software development of optical imaging systems.
Analytical, reasoning and problem solving skills.
Prior experience handling mice and performing small animal procedures.
Experience with tissue processing for downstream cellular and molecular analyses.
Must be able to work well independently or as a team member.
This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Optical Imaging Radiology. This position is for the Medical School Campus.
The hiring range for this position is $15.46 - $20.88 per hour.
This position is eligible for full-time benefits. Please visit our website at http://hr.wustl.edu to view a summary of benefits.
Internal Applicant Instruction:
This position is grade R07.
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
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