Research Specialist A in Neuroscience
Job location: Ryan Veterinary Hospital
Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-06-04
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The responsibilities of the Research Specialist will include:
- Generate new constructs of the recombinant extracellular domains of acetylcholine receptor subunits
- Express and characterize the recombinant proteins
- Purify and crystallize the recombinant proteins and their complexes with monoclonal antibodies
- Data recording, analysis, interpretation, and troubleshooting
- General technical support to enable the laboratory to function effectively
- Perform additional duties as assigned
A Bachelor’s Degree and 0 to 1 year of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. A BA/BS in Biology is preferred. Experience in molecular biology, biochemistry, cell culture, and animal models is expected; additional experience in immunological techniques is highly desirable. Evidence of research experience should include laboratory bench experience, and where appropriate, scientific publications and presentations. Ability to learn new techniques and to follow existing protocols is critical. Evening and weekend work is periodically required. Position is available immediately. This position is contingent upon grant funding.
Job Location - City, StatePhiladelphia, PennsylvaniaDepartment / SchoolSchool of Veterinary MedicinePay Range$35,568.00 - $57,600.00
Office, Library, Computer Room; Requires extensive safety
Typically sitting at a desk or table; Occasional lifting 25 lb. or less
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