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This position is to provide general supports to the goals of the PI, Dr. Tianyi Mao. The work will include, but not limited to, general support of the lab members research work, performing survival surgery on mice, histology, and mouse husbandry. There is also potential for this position to lead independent project(s), depending on the experience, ability, and career goal of the applicant. The salary will be adjusted according to the experience.
Perform mouse surgery, such as stereotaxic viral injection, and histology for two NIH BRAIN Initiative funded projects
Collaborate with current lab members to support the ongoing projects with potential to develop independent project
Assist with general lab operations and maintenance
Bachelors Degree (4 yr) with major courses in field of research or equivalency
Strong work ethic; ability and desire to learn new things; strong personal skills and work well in team setting
Educational background in Neuroscience, psychology, molecular biology
Experience with mouse work, or molecular biology/biochemistry
Working conditions: Standard biomedical research lab environment and working hours on the 2nd floor of Vollum Institute.
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