The Oregon Hearing Research Center (OHRC) is part of the Department of Otolaryngology at Oregon Health & Science University.
A Senior Research Associate position is available in the Shi Laboratory at the Oregon Hearing Research Center to assist in research on the physiology, cellular and molecular biology of cochlear function. Projects will include: 1) studies on mice to measure cochlear function and 2) studies on the mechanisms of sound (aging) caused damage to the cochlea.
Harvesting cochlear tissues, and immunohistochemistry, confocal imaging, PCR and RT-PCR analysis requiring mastery of complex principles and practices
Measurement of blood flow with intravital fluorescence microscopy based on lab established protocol and the measurement of auditory function with auditory brainstem response
Animal husbandry to maintain mouse colonies, and genotyping of transgenic mice
Administration of agents to animals
Analysis and reporting of data
Write scientific papers and present data at scientific conferences
Additional responsibilities include the maintenance of lab operations such as placing animal orders and detailed record keeping.
Participate in training and supervision of junior research fellows on a variety of protocols established in the Shi lab (e.g., how to isolate the whole mount of cochlear tissues, cell culture and immunohistochemistry, and real-time PCR etc)
PhD with major courses in field of research
Knowledge of animal physiology and biology
Must be comfortable with using computers and working with animals
Five or more years in a laboratory setting, with previous experience with animal physiology, gene transfer, transgenic mouse husbandry, tissue dissection, cell culture and immunohistochemistry and confocal imaging, data collection, basic molecular biological methods (Western blot, PCR), and data analysis and representation of results at scientific meetings
Experience with vascular biology
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