Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
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The Darvas Lab as an outstanding opportunity for a full-time Research Scientist/Engineer – Assistant.
This position will be engaged in neuropathology, virology, and experimental research of neurodegenerative diseases and aging. The specific focus is on Alzheimer’s disease (AD), aging and Herpes simplex virus (HSV). They will perform studies to measure neuropathologic and neurologic changes in animal models of AD and HSV infection.
•Direct maintenance of mouse colony experiments, breeding and genotyping •Perform and manage mouse studies •Process mouse tissues and perform immune and RNA assays •Independently perform highly specialized animal procedures (e.g. HSV inoculation, behavior testing) •Record keeping, data collection and analysis •Read literature related to research projects- offer analysis and recommendations •Generate periodic reports of work, including contribution to progress reports and publications •Data recording – PowerPoint, Excel, Word, GraphPad and Benchling
Communication and Teambuilding
•Communicate clearly, directly and on a timely basis •Form productive working relationships with co-workers •Open to receiving feedback and making constructive changes as a result •Open to receiving direction and asks for assistance when needed •Demonstrate a courteous, respectful, professional attitude and behavior at all times •Support the mentoring of residents, medical students, and fellows in the lab
•Bachelor's Degree in Biology, Virology, Neuroscience, or related field, can substitute equivalent experience. •Up to one year’s experience in a related area, some or all may be in relevant educational programs. •Strong molecular biology skills •Experience with mouse handling •Excellent time management, organizational, and communication skill •Ability to manage diverse tasks •Good attention to detail •Team player with high degree of integrity
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
•Good computer skills •Knowledge of statistics
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