Business Title: Research Intern-L Brown Laboratory
Employee Type: Admin. Professional (+) (Fixed Term)
Job Family: Administrative Professional - OT Eligible
Summary of Duties:
The Research Intern hired for this position will assist in two ongoing research projects designed to characterize novel signaling pathways in the retina.
The first project is designed to study the retinal ganglion cells involved with setting the internal circadian clock, and the second is designed to elucidate the role of newly-discovered signaling pathways in retinal bipolar cells that allow them to adapt their function to different light intensities.
These projects prefer an individual with expertise in patch-clamp recording from individual neurons in two retinal preparations (whole-mount and slice) and brain slices from the hypothalamus. Both studies will use knowledge of immunofluorescent staining, intravitreal and stereotaxic injections, confocal microscopy, work with viral vectors, as well as maintenance and genotyping of transgenic mouse colonies.
Duties include; Intravitreal and stereotaxic injections and work with viral vectors as part of the work on the retina. Prepare chemicals and samples as needed for research projects. Assist with data collection and data analysis from projects being done in the lab. Prepare conclusions or update hypothesis based on data analysis. Work in conjunction with the Principal Investigator to assess improvements and/or make adjustments to future phases of the project to meet the desired research aims. Work in conjunction with the Principal Investigator to prepare results for publication. Maintain safe and clean work environment. Use of confocal microscope for research projects. Maintain and genotype transgenic mouse colonies. Routine animal care for the mouse colonies. Track inventory of supplies and chemicals. Place orders when needed. Teach undergraduate students the correct way to use lab equipment, supplies and chemicals.
A Bachelor's degree in a relevant field of study or equivalent related field experience performing professional-level work with scientific or clinical research protocols. Any combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis. Experimental and analytical skills; understanding and knowledge of research theory; interviewing experience; excellent organizational and project management skills.
Ability to work some weekends, evenings and holidays.
Ability to work with rodents.
? Preferred Qualifications:
Demonstrated knowledge of immunofluorescent staining, intravitreal and stereotaxic injections.
Demonstrated knowledge of confocal microscopy.
Previous work with viral vectors and the maintenance and genotyping of transgenic mouse colonies.
Monthly Salary: Commensurate with qualification and experience.
Position Term in months: 12
City, State, Zip: Pullman, WA 99164
College: College of Veterinary Medicine
Department: Integrative Physiology and Neuroscience
Unit: Laboratory of Dr. Lane Brown Background Check: This position has been designated by the department to require a background check.
Screening Begin Date: Screening of applications will begin April 8, 2021, and will continue until the position has been filled.
Special Instructions to Applicants: Applicants must attach the following documents to their online application: 1) resume and 2) cover letter. Applicants are required to include contact information for professional references within the application.
2) Cover letter
Time Type: Full time
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