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Apply now Job no: 523060
Work type: Faculty - Career
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Research/Scientific/Grants, Neuroscience

Department: Institute of Neuroscience
Rank: Research Assistant
Annual Basis: 12 Month

Review of Applications Begins
Application review begins immediately; to ensure consideration, complete applications must be submitted by November 5th, 2018; position open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants 
Please submit a cover letter, resume and three professional references with your online application.

Department Summary
The Institute of Neuroscience (ION) is a group of biologists, psychologists, and human physiologists at the University of Oregon that has pooled its expertise to tackle fundamental questions in neuroscience – questions such as, "How do neural stem cells choose between self-renewal and differentiation?" "What mechanisms generate the large diversity of neurons within the brain?" "How do these neurons 'wire up' into functional circuits?" "How do neural circuits produce behavior?"

These questions are being explored at all levels of organization – from the relatively simple nervous systems of Drosophila, C. elegans, and zebrafish to the more complex networks in mice, owls, and humans.

ION boasts a highly collaborative faculty with expertise in genetics, development, electrophysiology, optogenetics, and functional MRI. As a result, students enrolled in our PhD program come away with the broad conceptual and technical skills necessary to run an independent neuroscience research lab or pursue many other related career paths. Our state-of-the-art facilities and excellent support staff allow ION members to progress rapidly by making exploratory or pilot experiments accessible.

We're passionate about creating an inclusive environment that promotes and values diversity. Research institutions that are diverse in gender, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, ethnicity, age, and perspective are proven to foster greater creativity and promote synergistic, collaborative innovation and interactions.

Position Summary
The Gnotobiology Technician will be primarily responsible for overseeing gnotobiotic zebrafish production and training. In addition, the technician will perform zebrafish husbandry tasks, including crossing, screening, and genotyping by PCR and by fluorescence microscopy. The technician will also perform routine lab tasks such as making solutions and ordering reagents, maintaining electronic records of zebrafish and microbial stocks, as well as a variety of molecular biology techniques including designing and cloning constructs for zebrafish transgenesis and creating transgenic zebrafish.

Minimum Requirements
Bachelor's degree biology or related field. Experience with molecular biology and/or microbiology techniques.

Preferred Qualifications
• Experience with zebrafish husbandry. 
• Experience with generating transgenic zebrafish. 
• Experience with electronic databases.

The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

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