Neuroscience research technician

Job Type: 
Technician
Institution: 
University of North Carolina Wilmington

Work involves conducting complex experiments according to previously adapted and outline procedures and techniques utilized in a specific research laboratory. Employees are responsible for planning methods and techniques of physical, chemical and biological test, carrying out procedures, recording results, and preliminary interpretation of results. Work includes the exercise of independent judgment, reading literature relating to possible procedures, and adapting/changing procedures to suit the experiment. Minimum education and experience: generally a BS degree preferable in the field of related to the research. The selected candidate will work independently and in collaboration with other lab members to complete grant-funded experiments that investigate age-related neuroinflammation. This is a hands-on research position that requires animal handling and implementation of a variety of behavioral tests and molecular techniques (e.g., immunohistochemistry, confocal microscopy, ELISAs, stereotaxic surgery, PCR, western blots, and real-time PCR). Additionally, the position requires the collection and processing of data, maintaining organization of the lab, ordering of supplies, assisting with training and supervision of incoming students, and the ability to work and communicate effectively in a group environment and operate as part of a team to achieve the research objectives. Minimum Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 1. Bachelor’s in Psychology Biology, Neuroscience or related discipline and at least one year of research experience. 2. Must have the ability to work and communicate effectively in a group environment and operate as part of a team to achieve the research objectives. 3. Must competent computer skills will Microsoft Excel, Word and Power Point. 4. Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills. Must have strong organization skills. Preference will be given to candidates with prior experience with animal handling and mouse husbandry, conducting rodent behavioral tests, genotyping, DNA and RNA purification, protein assays, rodent surgeries, histology, and immunohistochemistry. Prior experience with confocal microscope is desirable. Prior experience with maintaining inventory as well as handling of chemical reagents is preferred.

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