The Vollum Institute is a privately endowed research institute at Oregon Health & Science University dedicated to basic research that will lead to new treatments for neurological and psychiatric diseases. Vollum scientists have broad-ranging interests that coalesce around molecular neurobiology and cellular physiology. Their work has transformed the field of neuroscience and, in particular, have provided important advances in the study of synaptic transmission, neuronal development, neurotransmitter transporters, ion channels and the neurobiology of disease.
*NOTE: This positionhas an anticipated start date of August 1, 2020. *
This is a full-time positionand the responsibilities are to conduct experimental research exploring the neuronal and synaptic interactions in the retina and/or auditory system. Duties include:
Planning, executing, and analyzing experiments for independent research project(s) using electrophysiology, molecular, cellular, and imaging approaches.
Assisting the PI and other lab members with grant application (data acquisition, writing assistance, editing) as needed.
Data analysis and manuscript preparation for individual projects and assisting other lab members with manuscripts as needed.
Presenting project and findings in front of other lab members, Vollum researchers or university wide.
Traveling to national and international meetings to present on findings.
Helping to mentor and train junior members of the laboratory.
Bachelors Degree (4 yr)with major courses in field of research and 1 to 3 years of relevant experience.
Masters degree in Cellular & Molecular Physiology, or Neuroscience, or Biophysics.
2 years or more of relevant experience in neuroscience.
Previous experience with patch clamp electrophysiology techniques and/or equipment will be highly regarded for this position.
Familiarity with data analysis software: GraphPad Prism, IGOR, Patchmaster, Adobe Suite, 3i Slidebook Imaging software.
Microscope skills and brain slice imaging experience.
This position will require and is not limited to the use of the following techniques and equipment:
Mouse and Rat Brain Work: dissecting brains and retina to obtain tissue for experiments.
Microscopy: Microscope skills and brain slice imaging within the laboratory. Occasionally, advanced Confocal Light Microscopy will be utilized.
Electrophysiology: Experience with patch clamp electrophysiology recordings and data analysis.
This position involves exposure to mouse and rat brain and retinal tissue.
*The anticipated start date of this position is August 1, 2020 . *
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