Research Associate 1-B / H (Job Opening 451007) - Research Associate 1-B / H participates in planning, design, execution, and management of research projects focusing on the selective neuronal vulnerability in early Alzheimer's disease and traumatic brain injury as directed in Dr.
Fu lab in the Department of Neuroscience; independently conducts assigned experiments; maintain the mouse colonies including mouse handling, breeding, genotyping and brain tissue collection;
performs a variety of molecular, cellular, and biological research techniques and procedures including PCR reactions, gel electrophoresis, assays, cell cultures, Western blot analysis and immunostaining;
sorts and processes both mouse and human brain tissue; assists with development and implementation of new and / or revised research methodologies and techniques;
tests experimental designs, sampling techniques, and analytical methods and make recommendations for utilization; assists in establishment of controls, criteria and research standards;
performs critical analysis of literature relevant to research being undertaken; assists in the preparation of research papers and manuscripts for publication and presentation at national and conferences and workshops, and in the writing of project reports, articles and other documents;
assists principal investigator in the preparation of proposals to obtain new or renewal of extramural funding in support of research;
oversees and maintains accurate records of laboratory activities including lab ordering; coordinates laboratory activities and work assignments of postdoctoral researchers, graduate and undergraduate students, and laboratory research staff;
oversees and coordinates periodic maintenance and testing of laboratory equipment; performs additional duties as assigned.
Education and Experience Master's or PhD degree in Neuroscience or a relevant biological / health science with at least 3 full year of paid research experience is required.
Ability to translate, adapt and apply academic and / or practical knowledge in the conduct of biological / health science research is required.
Experience in a biological / health science research capacity is preferred. Requires successful completion of a background check;
qualified candidates may be asked to complete a pre-employment physical, including a drug screen.