The University of Connecticut Department of Physiology and Neurobiology at the University of Connecticut, Storrs is pleased to invite applications for a full-time Research Assistant 1 to join a research laboratory that uses electron microscopy and other neuroanatomical methods to study learning and memory. The Research Assistant 1 will perform experiments under supervision using techniques including histology, immunohistochemistry, and imaging with brightfield, fluorescence, and electron microscopy. Tasks include reagent preparation, histological processing and staining of brain tissue samples, and stereotaxic surgery. In addition, the Research Assistant 1 will assist with laboratory management, including record keeping, ordering supplies and reagents, and administrative tasks.
A Bachelor's degree in neuroscience, biochemistry, biology, chemistry, or a related discipline. Excellent fine motor skills and visual acuity (corrected or uncorrected), experience with reagent preparation including calculating molarity and testing pH, familiarity with laboratory safety procedures, meticulous attention to detail, and proficiency with MS Excel are required.
Experience with immunohistochemistry, histological staining, and handling of laboratory animals preferred
This is a full-time, 12-month position with an anticipated start date of 7/30/2021. This position is subject to annual renewal, contingent on satisfactory performance and budget funding.
Please apply online at https://hr.uconn.edu/jobs, Staff Positions, Search #495341 to upload a resume or curriculum vitae, cover letter, and contact information for three (3) professional references.
Evaluation of applicants will begin immediately. For more information regarding the Department of PNB and the Ostroff lab please visit the department website at pnb.uconn.edu & the lab website at https://ostrofflab.pnb.uconn.edu/. For questions regarding this position, prospective applicants should email Dr. Linnaea Ostroff (email@example.com).
This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:55 p.m. Eastern time on August 14, 2021.
Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.
All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.
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Internal Number: 495341-2276_1626449700
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