Department of Cell and Molecular Biology
Location: New Orleans, LA
The research scientist will conduct experiments and assume the technical responsibility for studies on the molecular mechanisms of synapse formation and regulation of excitation and inhibition balance in developing cortical neurons. This will involve experimental design, all aspects of data collection, data interpretation and preparing the data for publication in peer reviewed journals.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITITIES/COMPETENCIES TYPICALLY NEEDED TO PERFORM THIS JOB SUCCESSFULLY:
- Technical skills and competencies to conduct quantifiable, meaningful research
- Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
- Ability to interact with individuals of diverse backgrounds at all levels internal and external to the organization
- Ability to work collaboratively as a positive, contributing member of a team
- Ability to keyboard and utilize various standardized word processing, spreadsheet preparation, and presentation software.
- Ability to manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously
- Ability to prioritize work, performing assignments with minimal supervision
- Ph.D. degree in Biological Sciences
- Experience with patch clamp electrophysiology techniques
- Experience with brain slice preparation and manipulation
- Extensive research experience in cellular neurophysiology
- Experience with immunohistochemistry/RT-PCR
- Experience with mouse and rat breeding and husbandry
Tulane is an EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled employer.