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Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Developmental Biology and is located on the Medical School Campus.
This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week. Hours are generally normal business hours but may vary due to the timing for experiments and other research activity deadlines.
There are opportunities available in the Mokalled lab, which is focused on spinal cord injury and repair using zebrafish and mammalian model systems.
The primary focus of the work includes (but is not limited to):
Elucidating cellular and molecular mechanisms of glial bridging after spinal cord transection in zebrafish.
Performing comparative studies to uncover the bases for differential regenerative capacity between the highly regenerative zebrafish and poorly regenerative mouse models.
Reprogramming stem cells into specific glial subtypes to support CNS regeneration.
Self-motivated candidates with extensive experience in cell, molecular, or regenerative biology that hold at least a bachelor’s degree are encouraged to apply.
Experience in zebrafish husbandry OR animal models of tissue regeneration
Extensive expertise with cell reprogramming
Advanced computer and coding skills for analyses of large datasets
Base pay commensurate with experience.
Applicant Special Instructions:
Works in laboratory environment with potential exposure to biological, chemical and radioactive hazards.
Must be physically able to wear protective equipment.
Must be able to provide standard care to research animals.
Internal Applicant Instruction:
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
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