The general purpose of this position is to 1) provide assistance in stereotaxic surgeries, 2) participate in surgical creation of aneurysms in rabbits, 3) direct the preparation of reagents and special probes, 4) independently perform histological processing and quantitative analysis of nervous system tissue, 4) participate in vasospasm and cerebral ischemia models and protocols in rodents and 5) supervise undergraduate students and other technical support staff.
Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree in biology, chemistry, experimental psychology, or a related discipline and two years of basic science laboratory experience, including experience in animal handling (mice and rats), breeding and rodent stereotaxic surgeries and post-surgical care, histological processing, and basic molecular biology.
Good communication skills and high adaptability. Ability to multitas and knowledge of PC computers, including MS Office. Maintenance of accurate records on a daily basis. Knowledge of basic lab function and proven experience in animal handling, behavioral testing, post surgical care (ip injections) and genotyping, histological processing and basic molecular biology including bacterial cultures and plasmid preparation.
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