The Holder Lab is seeking a motivated and dedicated candidate for a Research Assistant (RA) III. The ideal candidate will work on Neurodevelopmental Disorders research. The role involves research work that requires the use of skills, both technical and academic, knowledge to analyze the mechanisms of developmental neurological disorders, and develop treatment avenues. The RA III will handle mice for husbandry, behavior, and molecular studies. He/she will also perform molecular studies in the lab including polymerase chain reaction (PCR), DNA isolation, protein isolation, and Western blotting.
Prepares and conducts laboratory research experiments.
Collects, compiles and analyzes data.
Documents results of experiments.
Enters data into research database.
Selects, evaluates, and applies techniques used in routine research.
Cleans equipment and work area.
Orders laboratory supplies and equipment.
Conducts literature searches and summarizes information in an appropriate format for a particular study.
Performs animal husbandry including setting up mating cages, weaning new animals, collecting tissue and genotyping.
Performs animal behavior experiments.
Collects tissues from animals for protein or RNA isolation.
Performs molecular biologic experiments including PCR and Western blotting.
Bachelor's degree in a Basic Science or related field. Four years of related experience may substitute for degree requirement.
One year of relevant experience
Master's degree in a related field
Bachelor's of Science degree in Biological Science
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