TheDivision of Nephrology and Hypertensionis committed to delivering top-notch care to patients with kidney disease and hypertension, training physicians to be leaders in medicine and nephrology, and advancing the frontiers of biomedical research at the bench, the bedside and in the community.
Our team excels at caring for patients with acute and chronic kidney disease, and with hypertension.They also specialize in treating patients with kidney stones, with genetic causes of hypertension, with disorders of fluid and electrolyte balance, and with polycystic kidney disease.
Laboratory research focuses on the regulation of blood pressure and potassium homeostasis by the kidney. The Research Assistant II will perform mouse husbandry procedures including, but not limited to maintenance of breeding colonies, wean litters, provide mouse identification numbers, collect tissue, blood, and urine, and maintain records in a computer database. In addition, the Research Assistant II will assist in planning, performance, and interpretation of animal studies.
Opportunities exist to learn and perform other experimental techniques including mouse surgeries, immunofluorescence, Western blotting, genotyping, PCR, kidney tubule dissection, and advanced tissue clearing approaches. The position also requires lab management duties including ensuring animal research regulatory compliance, administration of IACUC protocols, general lab maintenance, ordering, and reagent preparation. This position will support the Ellison lab for Dr. David Ellison and Dr. Ryan Cornelius and from time-to-time will be asked to help support the other nephrology research labs, when appropriate.
Bachelors Degree with major courses in the field of research OR
Associates Degree and at least 3 years of relevant experience
Bachelors Degree with major courses in molecular biology
Experience performing PCR and agarose gel electrophoresis
Experience working with rodents
Experience working with databases
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