Life Science Technician I - 50% FTE

Jan 09, 2019
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Life Science Technician I - 50% FTE

Stanford University

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The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences is seeking a Life Science Technician 1 to participate in projects aiming to dissect the function of non-coding cis-regulatory elements. The lab focuses on studying synaptic function and plasticity using mouse models, primarily making electrophysiological recordings and optogenetic stimulation in brain slices and mouse behavioral studies.

Characteristic Duties:
  • Stereotaxic surgery in mice involving pre- and post-operative surgical procedures and viral injections
  • Histological procedures involving perfusions, fixation of tissue and staining specimens with stains that do not require microscopic control in proceeding from step to step
  • Polymerase chain reaction where the protocol is well established
  • Maintenance of a mouse colony, including weaning/splitting, breeding and genotyping
  • General lab maintenance, including ordering, organization and restocking lab supplies
  • Complete and accurate documentation

    The minimum requirements for a Life Science Technician I level is generally associated with approximately one year's employment experience in laboratory work or equivalent training (e.g.: one year of college science). Work requires the ability to follow detailed instructions and keep accurate records. The Life Science Technician will be working closely with Principal Investigator, Dr. Julie Kauer in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.


    Location: School of Medicine, California, United States
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