Position is responsible for assisting two projects investigating non-neuronal brain cells called astrocytes: 1) development of astrocytes; 2) how astrocytes affect the progression of neurodegenerative disorders.
Duties include harvesting brain tissue, processing brain tissue for analysis, tissue sectioning, immunohistochemistry, confocal microscope imaging, molecular biology including cloning and analysis of RNA. Must be able to work independently after the initial training period.
Bachelorâ™s degree in the biological sciences, preferably neuroscience component.
Must be willing to work in an animal-related research environment.
Satisfactory completion of the Instituteâ™s background investigation.
Willing to work an adjusted schedule when research needs require it.
Must be willing to sign a confidentiality agreement.
This position requires constant adjusting focus, grasping, hearing, seeing and talking.
Salk scientists are dedicated to innovative biological research. The Salk Institute consistently ranks among the leading research institutions in the world for its faculty's contributions and the impact of their findings. Focused both on discovery and on mentoring future generations of researchers, Salk scientists make groundbreaking contributions to our understanding of cancer, aging, Alzheimer's, diabetes and infectious diseases by studying neuroscience, genetics, cell and plant biology, and related disciplines. "We lead biological research. We prize discovery. Salk is where cures begin."Overlooking the Pacific Ocean in La Jolla, the Salk Institute offers a warm, collegial and collaborative work environment, where employees enjoy a generous benefits program. Social activities on campus encourage interaction as a community.