The Kresge Hearing Research Institute is seeking a highly motivated individual with a strong interest in research. The Corfas laboratory studies the molecular and cellular basis of neuronal development, function and disease using state of the art techniques. The primary responsibilities for the successful candidate will include management of a colony of genetically modified mice and laboratory management (ordering, record keeping, etc). The technician will also participate in studies involving diverse experimental approaches, including behavioral, physiological, histology and molecular analysis of mice. The studies might also involve e tissue culture of neurons, glia and cell lines. Prior laboratory experience is highly desirable.
- BA/BS in biology (cell/molecular desirable).
- 1-3 years of related experience.
- Experience in molecular biology techniques such as PCR, quantitative PCR, cloning, western blot.
- Experience in handling of mice.
- Familiarity with laboratory maintenance and organization.
- Ability to work independently and to manage multiple research projects simultaneously.
- Strong oral and written communication skills are required.
- Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with others in a collaborative environment.
- Highly desirable: experience and knowledge on tissue culture and histological staining.
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