RESEARCH SPECIALIST A
Duties: Candidate will work as a member of a team assisting in neurodegenerative disease research using both established and novel techniques. Main duties include assisting in survival and non-survival small-animal surgeries, husbandry and monitoring of transgenic mouse lines, performing tissue culture, and collecting biological samples and dissecting tissues for further analysis by biochemical and immunohistochemical techniques. Experience working with rodents is essential while knowledge of standard techniques in biochemistry, molecular biology, and histology are highly desirable. Candidate must be able to work independently as well as part of an active team. Candidate must be highly organized and capable of working on multi-disciplinary projects. Multi-tasking is key and other duties will include maintenance of equipment, preparation of stock laboratory reagents, and keeping an organized, up to date laboratory notebook. Candidate will be expected to attend regular laboratory meetings and activities of the Center.
Qualifications: BA/BS in Biology/Neuroscience (or related field) and 0 to 1yr experience or equivalent combination of education and experience required. Prior lab experience preferred. Must have strong organizational skills, good written and oral communication skills, and must be reliable; ability to coordinate several projects concurrently is essential. Willingness to learn new techniques is an asset. Candidate must be able to work in a team environment and must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point.
Reference Number: 40-27902
Salary Grade: 024
Employment Type: Exempt
Org: PA-Center for Neurodegenerative Disease Research
Job Family: I-Technical/Professional Research