The Vollum Institute is a privately endowed research institute at Oregon Health & Science University dedicated to basic research that will lead to new treatments for neurological and psychiatric diseases. Vollum scientists have broad-ranging interests that coalesce around molecular neurobiology and cellular physiology. Their work has transformed the field of neuroscience and, in particular, have provided important advances in the study of synaptic transmission, neuronal development, neurotransmitter transporters, ion channels and the neurobiology of disease.
The purpose of the position is to provide daily lab maintenance and oversight of molecular lab-related activities including reagents, supplies, biomedical and chemical waste, and to provide help in routine mouse work.
Daily general lab oversight, including ordering and stocking supplies, tissue culture room maintenance, reagent database maintenance, cleaning work areas in lab, glassware washing/autoclaving, defrosting refrigerators keeping track of CO2 and liquid Nitrogen tank fills.
Help with mouse work: maintaining different mouse lines, genotyping, record keeping.
Bachelors degree and no experience required, OR an Associates degree and 2 years relevant experience required, OR 4 years relevant experience required, OR an equivalent combination.
Basic computer skills
Strong organizational skills
Attentive to detail
Ability to follow instructions
Ability to multi-task
Works well with other co-workers
Associate or Bachelors degree in the sciences.
Candidate interested in growing in experience and responsibilities within the lab.
Has experience in general lab environment.
Has research technician or research assistant as a career goal.
Experience in mouse handling and computer programs for data management.
Working conditions: Typical basic science laboratory environment including use of chemical and biological reagents and direct and indirect exposure to rodents in the lab.
Physical demands & equipment usage: Requires both seated and standing activity. May require use of some electronic and/or mechanical equipment.
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