Essential Functions: A Research Assistant position is available in the Department of Ophthalmology, Visual and Anatomical Sciences in a basic neuroscience research laboratory that focuses on the effect of noise and blast on hearing and balance pathways. Under the direction of the Principal Investigator, provide scientific and technical assistance to complete laboratory based, clinical or population science research. May assist in writing research protocols and in manuscript preparation. Design and perform research protocols independently or as directed through training in more difficult or specialized procedures to meet the needs of the research protocol.Job duties include:Participation in all aspects of the research process and will require the following skills/abilities: solution preparation, tissue collection, dissection, standard molecular biology and histological techniques including PCR, Western blotting, and immunocytochemistry, and behavioral and functional testing (e.g., ABR, MRI, and VsEP).Maintaining records of the experimental procedures and assisting in general laboratory management and organization. Capability of multi-tasking and adapting to various methodologies in the laboratory.Perform other related duties as assigned.
Qualifications: Bachelor's degree with a strong background in science is required. Great oral communication skills with fluency in English. A recent college graduate with a willingness to learn and develop new techniques and gain first-hand experience in neuroscience research prior to attending graduate or medical school.Ability to work independently and collaboratively.Ability to analyze, summarize and interpret research findings and data in reports and spreadsheets and communicate results. Knowledge of scientific integrity principles. Excellent time management and organization skills. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and demonstrated ability to work with others in a collaborative environment. Microsoft office software skills.
Internal Number: 76_207978
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