Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
The Isom laboratory in the Department of Pharmacology is looking for a Research Laboratory Technician Senior. The focus of research in our laboratory is Dravet Syndrome (DS), a developmental and epileptic encephalopathy, with particular emphasis on the pathophysiology of Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP) in DS as well as the biology of voltage-gated sodium channels. This position will be primarily research-focused with an emphasis on, but not limited to, immunohistochemistry followed by confocal imaging and data analysis. The successful candidate will be motivated and interested in engaging in ion channel and neuroscience research in a collaborative laboratory environment.
Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 2-3 years of experience
Prior experience with immunofluorescent labeling of tissue sections and fluorescent imaging, particularly confocal microscopy
The ability to work semi-independently with faculty supervision
Attention to detail, good communication skills with proficiency in English, and good organizational skills
In order to be considered for this position the applicant must have met or will have met all the required qualifications prior to the start date of employment.
Experience with mouse handling is strongly preferred
Prior experience in cryostat sectioning, ImageJ/Fiji image analysis, protein biochemistry, and/or RNA isolation and qPCR are beneficial but not required
Willingness to learn new research techniques based on project needs
Willingness to contribute to general lab tasks and work as a part of a large laboratory team
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