This position will encompass physiology and cell culture experiments that include transfections, DNA, RNA and protein preparation and analysis, survival surgery in mice as well as tissue collection, mouse colony maintenance and ordering and maintaining lab supplies, chemicals, and animals.
Variable work schedule including evenings and weekends, but to equal 40 hours per week.
Carry out experiments in consultation with the Principal Investigator, troubleshooting technical difficulties independently. Experiments may include: General cell culture including primary neurons, protein expression and purification, DNA preps and transfections, RNA isolation and real-time PCR, western blots, and ELISA.
Genotype and maintain colonies of transgenic mice.
Histology/immunohistochemistry in tissue; microscopy/ imaging; quantification of innervation data or other parameters from images.
Whole animal studies; carry out survival surgery in mice including implantation of telemetry ECG devices, dye administration in heart and brown adipose tissue to label nerves. Assess physiological parameters including ECG, cardiac function (echocardiography), collect tissue for and perform RNA and biochemical analyses.
Bachelor's Degree with major courses in field of research/No Experience; OR Associate's Degree and 3 years of relevant experience
Knowledge of basic chemistry and physiology
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
Ability to exercise judgment in taking independent action, and seeking advice as necessary
Ability to be flexible, take direction, and willing to work evenings and weekends as needed
Excellent communication skills and ability to work as part of a team
Bachelor's Degree with major in physiology, neuroscience, or related discipline and 1-3 years of experience
Experience with cell culture, molecular biology techniques, and animal handling
Demonstrated creativity and problem solving ability
Apply here online. Please be sure to upload a cover letter and Resume or CV.
Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
As the state's only health and research university, OHSU brings together patient care, research, education of the next generation of health care providers and scientists and community service to improve the health and well-being of all Oregonians.The university is a conduit for learning for more than 2,800 students, providing training to interns, residents and fellows in postgraduate medical and research. It is the only place in Oregon that grants doctoral degrees in medicine, dentistry and nursing. OHSU cares for more than 251,000 patients each year from around the region and takes a leadership role in contributing to solutions involving the health of the state and the nation, such as health care access and transparency, ethics and workforce shortage. Beyond providing critical health care services, quality education and cutting-edge research, OHSU also is a key economic and social force in the Northwest. With an annual operating budget of $2.06 billion and more than 14,000 employees, OHSU is Portland?s largest employer. Its size contributes to its ability to provide... many services and community support activities not found anywhere else in Oregon. For more information visit http://www.ohsu.edu/xd/about/index.cfm