Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
This hourly position is an independent position and has the responsibility of performing several experimental projects including animal treatments for identifying novel therapeutic approaches for muscular dystrophy. Conduct experiments in the muscular dystrophy field to aid in the solution of a research problem, including reviewing literature relating to muscle biology field. Discusses possible approaches to the problem with supervisors. Actively participates in research efforts by exploring new possible approaches to problems or suggesting new interpretation of data. Performs muscle stem cell isolation and cell culture (20%). Performs RT-PCR and western blotting to identify specific muscle genes and proteins (20%). Performs plasma DNA construction and DNA transfection to muscle stem cells (20%). Performs cell transplantation into muscular dystrophy model mice and histo-immunological analysis of skeletal muscle tissues (20%). Contribute to writing a part of manuscript for publications and grant proposals (10%). Supervises and assists in a large teaching laboratory. Observes procedures, techniques, and manipulation of employees and checks results obtained (10%)
Required Qualifications: Bachelor degree in Science and at least one year of research experience, or an equivalent combination of education and relevant research experience (totaling at least five years), should provide the necessary background for this work. Experiences for tissue culture, plasma DNA construction, immunohistochemistry, good English writing skill
Preferred Qualifications: Small animal handling
Internal Number: 338747
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