The Vollum Institute is a privately endowed research institute at Oregon Health & Science University dedicated to basic research that will lead to new treatments for neurological and psychiatric diseases. Vollum scientists have broad-ranging interests that coalesce around molecular neurobiology and cellular physiology. Their work has transformed the field of neuroscience and, in particular, have provided important advances in the study of synaptic transmission, neuronal development, neurotransmitter transporters, ion channels and the neurobiology of disease.
This position is full-time and the responsibilities are to conduct research exploring the molecular and cellular mechanisms through which rabies virus interacts with host brain cell types
Planning, executing, and analyzing experiments for independent research project(s) using electrophysiology, molecular, cellular, and live imaging approaches in the mammalian auditory system.
Manuscript preparation for individual projects and assisting other lab members with manuscripts as needed.
Assisting the PI and other lab members with grant application (data acquisition, writing assistance, editing) as needed.
Traveling to national and international meetings to present on findings.
Helping to mentor and train junior members of the laboratory.
Ph.D. in relevant field of study.
Direct experience in molecular biology and genomics.
Expertise in virology and/or virus/host cell interactions.
Working conditions: Standard laboratory work, M-F 9-5 flexible with some evenings/weekends as experiments demand.
Physical demands & equipment usage: Need to be able to lift boxes and other small items as needed approx. 20lbs.
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