Research Assistant



I. DEPARTMENT INFORMATION

Job Description Summary:

The position is in an integrative physiology/immunology and behavioral neurosciences laboratory focused on further understanding how environmental factors such as stress and anxiety related disorders such as PTSD contribute to high blood pressure (hypertension) and cardiovascular disease development. The laboratory is interested in the brain neurocircuitry involved in the autonomic control of blood pressure and neuroimmune mediated mechanisms involved in the development hypertension and cardiovascular related disease. We have a particular interest in the renin angiotensin system and its role in the development of cardiovascular and anxiety related diseases.
The Research Assistant will assist with these research activities using a variety of novel transgenic mouse models and state of the art cardiovascular, behavioral and immunological interdisciplinary approaches. This person will assist in all research activities related to the field of cardiovascular physiology / immunology / behavioral neurosciences including whole animal physiology, flow cytometry, animal behavior and small animal surgery. The successful applicant’s duties will include: (1) Organizes and implements research experiments; (2) Assists in the development of new methods; (3) Collects and analyzes data; (4) Performs day to day lab maintenance duties; (5) Assists with preparing manuscripts for publication; and (6) Performs other related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.

Minimum Qualifications:

A BA/BS in related discipline is required, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Additional Required Licenses/Certifications/Posting Specific Minimum Qualifications: Preferred Qualifications:

Experience with basic techniques utilizing DNA, RNA, protein, tissue / cell culture and immunostaining / histology. Science Major. Bachelor’s degree.


I. POSITION INFORMATION

Campus Location: Foggy Bottom College/School/Department: School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) Family Research and Labs Sub-Family Laboratory Research Stream Service and Support Level Level 2 Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Hours Per Week: 40 Work Schedule: Mon to Fri, 9am to 6pm Position Designation: Essential: Employees who perform functions that have been deemed essential to maintaining business or academic operations. Employees are generally expected to work from home during an event and may be asked to physically report to work. Telework: Required Background Check Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, and Sex Offender Registry Search Special Instructions to Applicants: Internal Applicants Only? No Posting Number: R000315 Job Open Date: 06/07/2017 Job Close Date: If temporary, grant funded or limited term appointment, position funded until: Background Screening Successful Completion of a Background Screening will be required as a condition of hire. EEO Statement:

The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.


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