The Research Assistant supports a basic science research study to assess structural and functional changes in sympathetic ganglia in various models of cardiac dysfunction. Conduct tract-tracing studies of sympathetic cardiac neurons and examine their morphological changes after heart failure. Work with a collaborative team to understand cellular and molecular mechanisms of sympathetic neural plasticity. Maintain excellent laboratory records and a safe research environment.
Variable work schedule including evenings and weekends, but to equal 40 hours per week.
Bachelor's Degree with major courses in field of research / No Experience; OR Associate's Degree and 3 years of relevant experience
Willingness to conduct hands on rodent research
Excellent hand-eye coordination and ability to do fine detail work
Strong computer skills (including Microsoft and Excel experience).
Strong organizational and communication skills.
Ability to prioritize work demands, make good judgements and manage time appropriately
Willing to learn and perform new tasks
Demonstrated evidence of strong written and verbal communication skills
Ability to meet deadlines
Ability to work independently and also work effectively as part of a team
Degree in Biology, Chemistry, or related field
1 to 3 years of research experience
Experience with small animal surgery
Experience with immunocytochemistry
Experience with confocal microscopy
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