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The Dhaka Lab in the UW Department of Biological Structure has an excellent opportunity for a full-time Research Scientist 1 with a focus on the molecular basis of somatosensory perception.
RESPONSIBILITIES •Conduct experiments with mouse and zebrafish model systems, including behavioral analysis of somatosensory perception, gene knockdown, creation of transgenic animals, genomic mapping. •Conduct experiments utilizing the following biology techniques: DNA cloning, DNA plasmid preparation, electrophoresis, PCR, tissue culture, in situ hybridization, immunofluorescence. •Help maintain breeding colony of mice, including ear tagging, genotyping. •Help maintain breeding colony of zebrafish, including genotyping. •Perform experimental procedures on mice, including cell and tissue isolation. •Operate standard laboratory equipment such as microscopes, centrifuges, spectrophotometers, incubators, pH meters, balances. •Prepare laboratory reagents, buffers, culture media, agar plates. •Order and maintain records of chemicals, reagents, equipment and supplies. •Participate in lab meetings.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS •Bachelor's degree in developmental biology, neuroscience, biology, biochemistry or related field. •Three months to one year of relevant laboratory experience.
Additional Requirements: •Must have strong organizational and communication skills as well as the ability to keep meticulous records. •Experience with molecular biology techniques: DNA cloning, DNA plasmid preparation, electrophoresis, PCR, tissue culture, in situ hybridization, immunofluorescence. •Experience working with mice. •Experience working with zebrafish, including behavioral assessment, in vivo calcium imaging, confocal microscopy, transgenic creation, and genotyping. •Experience with operating standard laboratory equipment such as microscopes, centrifuges, spectrophotometers, incubators, pH meters, balances. •Experience with preparing basic laboratory reagents, buffers, culture media, agar plates.
Equivalent education and/or experience may substitute for minimum requirements.
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