Laboratory Technician

Charlottesville, VA
Oct 03, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Working Title: Laboratory Technician

Position Type: University Operational and Administrative Staff

Department: Department of Biology

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 09-20-2017

Posting Summary:
This entry level technician position will support research on Alzheimer disease (AD) and related neurodegenerative disorders in Dr. George Bloom's laboratory in the Department of Biology. The laboratory's goals are to define the earliest biochemical and cell biological steps that convert normal, healthy neurons into AD neurons, and to leverage knowledge gained by its basic research to develop better methods for diagnosing early stage AD, and new drugs to prevent and treat AD. The main experimental systems used by the lab are cultured mouse neurons; cultured human neurons derived from induced pluripotent stem cells and neuronal precursor cells; wild type, transgenic and knockout mouse strains; and human brain tissue and brain tissue extracts. The duties required of the incumbent include general lab maintenance, mouse husbandry and direct participation in cutting edge research experiments.

This position is restricted and is contingent upon available funding.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
--Knowledge of basic biochemistry and cell and molecular biology
-- Ability to work accurately and carefully
--Willingness to work with mice and rats

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