• Job Title: Research Assistant 2-B/H
  • Job ID: 451008
  • Location: College of Medicine
  • Department: SBS-Neuroscience
  • Full/Part Time: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Shift: Shift Varies
  • FTE %: 100
  • Salary Range Min: $13.45
  • Salary Range Max: $19.21

Position summary

Research Assistant 2-B/H (Job Opening 451008) - Research Assistant 2-B/H to assist and support scientific investigation to study the selective neuronal vulnerability in early Alzheimer's disease and traumatic brain injury as directed in Dr. Fu lab in the Department of Neuroscience; independently conducts assigned experiments; maintain the mouse colonies including mouse handling, breeding, genotyping and brain tissue collection; performs a variety of molecular, cellular, and biological research techniques and procedures including PCR reactions, gel electrophoresis, assays, cell cultures, Western blot analysis and immunostaining; sorts and processes both mouse and human brain tissue; tests and evaluates current procedures; records, consolidates and assists with analysis of research results; assists in evaluating validity of data obtained from experimental procedures; summarizes data for inclusion in grant proposals and manuscripts; prepares research progress reports; assists principal investigator with the preparation of publications, manuscripts, articles, posters, and abstracts; conducts library research on requested topics through researching current literature; oversees and maintains accurate records of laboratory activities including lab ordering; assists with training of junior research staff, and undergraduate and graduate students in research methods and equipment operation; sets up and operates laboratory equipment; monitors research supply, including specimens, inventory and initiates procurement requests as needed.

Education and experience

A Bachelor's degree in Neuroscience or a relevant biological/health science with 1 full year of paid research experience is required, Master's degree preferred. Ability to translate, adapt and apply academic or practical knowledge in the conduct of biological/health science research is required. Experience in a biological/health research capacity is required. Requires successful completion of a background check. Qualified candidates may be requested to complete a pre-employment physical including a drug screen.