Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Research Support - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
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Posted Job Title
Research Specialist A
Job Profile Title
Research Specialist A
Job Description Summary
Perform research on the molecular mechanisms that lead to tau deposition in neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimerâ™s disease and frontotemporal dementia using newly developed knockin animals. The ability to think and handle tasks independently is required. The main tasks involve choosing, troubleshooting and analyzing established and novel methods to purify and study neurodegenerative disease associated proteins. Based on these biochemical methods, candidate will also develop and perform quantitative enzymatic analyses. Other tasks include animal genotyping, and brain protein biochemistry. A few administrative tasks including maintaining laboratory supplies will be performed together with the other members of the laboratory.
The Translational Neuropathology Research Laboratoryâ™s (TNRL) mission is to increase the knowledge concerning the cause and cure of neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimerâ™s disease and frontotemporal degeneration.Â TNRL is recruiting for a research specialist to perform research to understand how a genetic mutation of a specific gene leads to neurodegeneration.Â The candidate will learn to purify recombinant proteins for in vitro biochemistry studies in addition to performing protein biochemistry analysis of mouse and human brain tissues.Â Â Additional opportunities to learn more advanced protein biochemistry or molecular techniques such as CRISPR-Cas9 are available.Â Candidate is expected to maintain organized records including an up to date laboratory notebook, and will also handle a few administrative tasks including organizing/maintaining lab supplies.Â The candidate must be very organized and have good communication skills.Â Candidates interested in using this position as a prelude to graduate or medical school are encouraged to apply.
This position is contingent on funding. Â
Bachelor's Degree and 0-1 year experience or equivalent combination of education and experience required.
Job Location - City, State
Department / School
Perelman School of Medicine
$32,000.00 - $57,600.00
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Internal Number: JR00011133
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