Research Assistant 1/2

Location
Storrs, CT
Posted
Oct 04, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Title: Research Assistant 1/2
Job ID: 2018157
Location: Storrs Campus
Full/Part Time:
Regular/Temporary: Temporary

Job Posting

The Department of Physiology and Neurobiology at the University of Connecticut, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Storrs seeks a full-time Research Assistant 1/2 to work in a research laboratory studying cellular mechanisms of learning and memory.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The Research Assistant will perform experiments using neuroanatomical techniques, including histology, immunohistochemistry, and electron microscopy under the supervision of the principal investigator. Tasks include reagent preparation, histological staining, stereotaxic surgery, sectioning and slide mounting tissue samples, and imaging using various microscopes. In addition, the successful candidate will assist with laboratory management, including record keeping, monitoring inventory, and training of students.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
  1. Research Assistant 1: Bachelor's degree in biology, neuroscience, biochemistry, psychology, or a related discipline.
  2. Research Assistant 2: Above plus 2 years of relevant full-time laboratory experience.
  3. Excellent fine motor skills and visual acuity (corrected or uncorrected)
  4. Familiarity with laboratory safety procedures
  5. Proficiency with MS Excel are required.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
  1. Experience with immunohistochemistry.
  2. Experience with histological staining techniques.
  3. Experience with the handling of laboratory animals.

APPOINTMENT TERMS

This is a full- time, 11-month, annually renewable position. Rank and salary dependent upon qualifications and experience. The start date is negotiable, but the position will ideally start in January 2018. This position is subject to annual renewal with an expected duration of three years, which may be extended depending on funding and satisfactory performance.

TO APPLY

Interested applicants are asked to upload the following documents as a single PDF file to UConn Jobs (www.jobs.uconn.edu): a) cover letter, b) curriculum vitae c.) letters from three professional references. For questions regarding this position, prospective applicants should email Dr. Linnaea Ostroff (linnaea.ostroff.uconn.edu).

Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search # 2018157)

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on November 2, 2017.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University's teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn's ranking as one of the nation's top research universities. UConn's faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

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