Provides general laboratory assistance to support research activities. Conducts research experiments in accordance with laboratory and safety protocols. Performs assignments which are non-routine and vary in complexity with minimal direction. Compiles data and computes results for a variety of research procedures, tests and techniques.
The laboratory is internationally recognized for research contributions in Alzheimerâs disease and stroke, and has interest in other neurodegenerative diseases, including amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.Â State-of-the-art imaging and cellular and molecular methods for studies of brain vascular and neuronal functions are available.
The candidate should have at least 2 yearsâ experience or training in growing and maintaining human pluripotent stem cells, confirming normal karyotype and pathogen-free status. Experience in cell differentiation, cell sorting (MACS, FACS, or similar), labeling, and immunostaining and molecular biology techniques such as qPCR is required.Â Â
Conduct research experiments under supervision of senior lab personnel following laboratory and safety protocols. Maintain accurate records of procedures used to conduct experiments, perform data analysis.
Preferred Education: Â Masterâs degree in biology
Minimum Experience:Â 2 years
Minimum Field of Expertise: Basic knowledge and training in stem cell and molecular biology.
Preferred Field of Expertise:Â Biology, Neuroscience or related fields
Minimum Education: Associate's degree, Specialized/technical training, Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum educationMinimum Experience: 2 yearsMinimum Field of Expertise: Working knowledge of laboratory equipment and research protocols. Knowledge of computer analysis techniques and ability to provide routine analysis and interpretation of research data.
Internal Number: REQ20086647
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