Requisition ID: 2020-6872 Position Type: Part-Time Schedule Shift: Day Hours Per Week: 30 Travel: None Category: Basic Sciences & Institutional Effectiveness
Overview Beginning Nov 1, 2020, the Taylor Musculoskeletal Design and Performance Lab (http://research.tu.edu/com/laboratories/taylor.html) is seeking a part-time research Assistant (30 hours/week) for six months. The research assistant would be involved in performing a wide range of technical duties involved in collecting and analyzing muscle fiber architecture and muscle fiber types. These would include taking muscle fiber measurements, assisting in obtaining muscle samples and preparing the samples for immunohistochemistry, capturing digital images of stained muscle sections from slides, using the digital images to collect data by counting reactivity of muscle fibers to various antibodies and measuring muscle fiber cross-sectional areas. The position includes opportunities for mentoring, training and professional development.
Responsibilities Responsibilities nclude taking muscle fiber measurements, assisting in obtaining muscle samples and preparing the samples for immunohistochemistry, capturing digital images of stained muscle sections from slides, using the digital images to collect data by counting reactivity of muscle fibers to various antibodies and measuring muscle fiber cross-sectional areas. The position includes opportunities for mentoring, training and professional development. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
The qualified applicant should be comfortable compiling and documenting procedures, keeping a lab notebook, entering results into a spreadsheet, assisting in setting-up instruments, material and apparatus and in operating standard laboratory equipment, preparing chemicals, reagents and solutions, and maintaining sufficient inventory of materials, supplies and equipment for performance of duties, and clean and maintain standard laboratory equipment and space. Must be willing to learn new techniques and technical software packages including NIS Elements. Attention to detail is critical.
The applicant should also be comfortable working independently as well as training and supervising students in the lab.
Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.
Qualifications Work requires a BA or BS in biology, zoology or other science-related scientific field. Training in basic anatomy and physiology is helpful.
Experience working in a research lab and in the use of a compound microscope is preferred.
Skills: Comfortable using Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word).
Applications: Interested applicants should submit a CV and cover letter to [email protected]. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
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