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TECHNICAL ASSOCIATE I, TSAI LAB, Picower Institute for Learning and Memory-Tsai Lab, to help conduct research elucidating the mechanisms underlying neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and potential therapies. The laboratory utilizes a range of techniques, including immunohistochemistry, PCR, western blot, RNA sequencing, and more to study molecular pathologies in multiple AD models, including genetically engineered mouse strains, human pluripotent stem cell models, and post-mortem human brain tissue provided by collaborators. Working under the supervision of senior scientists, the technical associate will utilize mouse and wet lab experimental expertise to maintain mice or cell cultures during experiments; perform behavioral analysis; assist in preparing samples at completion of experiments; and carry out downstream analyses such as sectioning tissues, staining, imaging and biochemical assays. Duties will also include routine laboratory maintenance under the supervision of the laboratory manager. As skills are developed, there will be increase participation in scientific research. This position would be ideal for someone who is interested in working in the field of neurodegeneration.
REQUIRED: a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry, neuroscience, or related field that includes experience in computation analysis and statistics; at least two years of experience working in a research laboratory environment; and ability to work independently as well as engage as part of a large, dynamic team. Seek a self-motivated individual who has can deliver results in a timely manner while paying strong attention to detail. PREFERRED: experience performing molecular biology and/or biochemical techniques. Job #20973
Should be available to make a minimum two-year commitment.