The Research Assistant I (Term) is involved in analyzing thepharmacological activity of compounds developed within the Warren Centerfor Neuroscience Drug Discovery (WCNDD). The principal function of thisposition is to provide support for ongoing research efforts related toneurological and psychiatric diseases. This position reports directly to thePrincipal Investigator.
The Pharmacology team within the WCNDD supports assay in vivoevaluation of pharmacokinetic and behavioral pharmacology properties with thegoal of developing therapeutics for central nervous system disorders.Successful candidates for this position will interface with members among allareas of the VCNDD, including those in molecular pharmacology, chemistry, invitro and in vivo drug metabolism and pharmacokinetics, and in vivopharmacology.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under supervision, assists with in vivo evaluation of pharmacokinetic and behavioral effects of VCNDD-developed compounds in rodents, and maintain and genotype mouse colonies
Maintains, troubleshoots, and optimizes efforts to improve laboratory equipment use and automation.
Assists with instrumentation needs
Analyzes results using computer-aided data analysis software
Maintains accurate databases and experimental notebooks of results
Communicates results in a timely fashion to an integrated team of multidisciplinary scientists
Assists with general laboratory operation and inventory
Please note, a term position is a staff position that exists for aperiod longer than six months but is not expected to last beyond one year.Although a position may exist for a specified or indefinite period, staff whoaccept term positions are not guaranteed employment for the entire period; theyare employed for indefinite periods within the limit of the appointment. Thereare no guarantees of continued employment, either within the term or when theterm ends.
Internal Number: 2000533
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