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A neurodegeneration research laboratory in the Department of Neurology at the University of Pittsburgh is seeking a highly motivated individual for a full-time position as a Laboratory Technician (Research III). Our research program investigates protein and enzyme changes in relation to chronic neurodegeneration in Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and traumatic brain injury (TBI).
The laboratory utilizes human brain samples as well as mouse models of AD and TBI to probe mechanistic pathways and test promising therapeutics. Projects involve immunohistological and biochemical techniques for assaying human and rodent brain tissue.
Position Description: The technician will be responsible for performing biochemical assays, assisting in transgenic mouse colony maintenance, and participate in general laboratory maintenance. General lab maintenance responsibilities include preparing solutions for assays, assisting in inventories of chemicals, laboratory equipment, and brain tissue samples, and maintaining laboratory records and study protocols.
Successful candidates will be experienced in biochemical techniques including ELISA and Western blotting on human or rodent brain tissue samples, protein assays, genotyping, and in basic rodent husbandry. He or she will possess strong organizational, planning, writing and communication skills as well as working experience with computer software (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint). Experience with IAUC protocol writing will be considered an advantage.
Baccalaureate degree is the minimum requirement. Equivalent relevant work experience in the fields of biomedical sciences, neuroscience, or biochemistry may be substituted for degree requirement.
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