Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Adult Hippocampal Neurogenesis Junior Specialist in the Murray Lab
Adult Hippocampal Neurogenesis Junior Specialist in the Murray Neuroscience Lab UC Davis Junior Specialist Recruitment Apply via https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF04261 For full consideration, apply by 14 days after posting
Adult Hippocampal Neurogenesis Junior Specialist in the Murray Neuroscience Lab Description-The Murray lab study the cellular and molecular mechanisms of neuronal integration. Specifically, the work under investigation for this job posting relates to the mechanisms of integration of adult-born neurons into preexisting hippocampal circuits following neurogenesis in the adult and aged brain.
Skill Requirement- We are looking for someone with prior experience in molecular neuroanatomy. Specifically, the successful candidate with be experienced in utilizing binders (antibodies, nanobodies etc.) to label molecular targets in brain and in the generation and preparation of nervous tissue for successful labeling of protein and gene targets. Experience with generation and handling cleared tissue preparations would also be a benefit. Ideally, the candidate will have experience in mouse handling (including scuffing, toe clipping, ear punches for genotyping) and mouse colony management and in performing DNA extraction, PCR and gel electrophoresis for genotyping. The ideal candidate will have strong interpersonal, communication, and decision-making skills, as well as the ability to work independently, and as part of a team.
Essential Responsibilities: Research (90%) Under supervision by Dr. Murray and senior lab members, the junior specialist will actively participate in research related to our NIH funded studies on adult hippocampal neurogenesis (AHN). The successful candidate will be responsible for design and execution of experiments related to the cellular and molecular mechanisms regulating hippocampal neurogenesis throughout life in a rodent model system. They will also engage in collecting data, analysis of data and in the summarization of this data for presentation at meetings and in publications. Other activities related to research include; .
Mouse colony management. Since the AHN studies involves multiple mutant and transgenic mouse lines, the junior specialist will manage mouse colonies related to this research.
Animal surgeries and behavior tests. This will involve administration of anesthesia, stereotaxic surgery, cannula implantation into targeted brain regions, proper post-surgical care, and training and testing of mice on some tasks.
Tissue sectioning and Immunohistochemistry. This will include transcardial perfusions, decapitations, brainslicing on a microtome, antibody staining, tissue mounting and fluorescence microscopy.
Professional Competence and Development (5%) The successful candidate will have the chance for professional development through active participation in weekly lab meetings, journal club presentations, as well as attending presentations from outside speakers.
In addition, they will have the opportunity to engage in developing research proposals, journal manuscripts, and publications related to area of expertise.
The incumbent may have the opportunity to submit data for presentation at relevant conferences, such as Society for Neuroscience (if funding is available). The incumbent will mentor undergraduate student assistants in the lab.
University Service (5%) Provide mentorship to undergraduate research assistants Successful candidate will participate in a variety of community outreach activities at the Center for Neuroscience
Physical Demands Perform diversified tasks that may include squatting, kneeling, bending, stooping, or standing.
Work Environment: The junior specialist must be able and willing to work in an environment where animals are used in research, work in a secure animal research area, work in areas where hazardous chemicals are present. He/she will subject to Medical Surveillance procedures and review in accordance with Federal and State Laws and Regulations and University Policy.
Affirmative action goals
TERM OF APPOINTMENT - One year, with an additional year available based on performance and needs of the research project. Appointments may be made up to 100%.
SALARY RANGE - $46,800 - $49,800 [100% annual], commensurate with qualifications and experience.
STEP - Step 1 or Step 2, commensurate with qualifications and experience.
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