The Research Associate will have primary responsibility for supervising animal husbandry and colony maintenance for genetically modified mice, including genotyping, neurobehavioral testing, and dosing of experimental animals for developmental neurotoxicity studies. The Research Associate will also assist with tissue collection, gene expression assays, neurochemistry, histology and data analysis for manuscripts and grant proposals.
Primary Responsibilities :
Supervision of animal husbandry and colony maintenance for genetically modified mice, including PCR genotyping, neurobehavioral testing, and dosing of experimental animals for developmental neurotoxicity studies.
Tissue collection, histology, gene expression, endocrine and neurochemistry assays for developmental neurotoxicity studies.
Data analysis and drafting scientific publications and grant proposals
Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Neuroscience, Environmental Science, Chemistry or related field.
An equivalency would be 3 years of toxicology laboratory experience, including 2 years of experience with laboratory mice and neurobehavioral experiments.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office, statistical analysis, strong written and oral communication skills.
MUST have experience with neurobehavioral testing of laboratory mice, PCR genotyping, and necropsy/tissue collection from laboratory rodents. Experience with real-time qPCR, sectioning and histology of rodent brains, and/or neurochemistry would be highly valued.
Any candidate who is offered this position will be required to go through a pre-employment criminal background check as mandated by state law.
Minimum Education: Acceptable Equivalency
Minimum Experience: 3 years
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Internal Number: 8970
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