We are seeking a talented research scientist with previous cell and molecular biology experience to join our growing vision research group. Our primary focus in the lab is to study the intricate relationship between retinal metabolism and photoreceptor cell survival. We have created cell culture and transgenic mouse models to examine the role of several key metabolic pathways in the retina. We are looking for an experienced researcher who values team work and collaboration.
Rodent and rabbit ocular tissue processing and sectioning
Performing ocular histology studies
Optimizing immunostaining of retinal sections
PCR and Western blotting to analyze ocular gene expression in various cell cutlure and transgenic animal models
Bachelor’s Degree is required.
1-3 years of experience in a related field.
Previous experience in paraffin and cryosectioning
Previous experience in immunohistochemistry and immunofluorescence studies
Previous laboratory research experience
Previous experience and competence in tissue sectioning
Experience in immunohistochemistry and immunofluorescence including troubleshooting and optimization
Experience in western blotting
Experience in molecular biology techniques
This is a 12 month term-limited appointment with opportunity for extension should funding allow. At the end of the stated term, the appointment will terminate and will not be eligible for Reduction in Force (RIF) benefits.
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