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Research Associate 1, MS - 44210BR

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General Purpose:  Function as a Lab Manager overseeing a Molecular Biology Lab using a zebrafish model system. Work on an independent research project, master generation of zebrafish mutants using CRISPR/Cas9 technique, maintain wild-type and mutant fish lines, characterize new mutant fish lines by genotypic and phenotypic analysis, supervise undergraduates and post-graduate associates in the laboratory and fish facility.

 

Required Education and Experience:  Master’s Degree in a scientific discipline and one year experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated knowledge and ability with zebrafish husbandry and maintenance.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in molecular biology, including cloning, PCR, in vitro transcription, in situ hybridization, western blotting, and immunohistochemistry.
  • Demonstrated ability in zebrafish analysis and mRNA injection.
  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated strong work ethic.
  • Preferred Education, Experience and Skills: Master’s Degree in the Biological Sciences, Neuroscience, Genetics or a related discipline, and one year experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. 5 or more years of experience. Ability to lead and provide oversight in a lab setting.

 

Application: For more information and immediate consideration, please apply online at http://bit.ly/2txRpIY. Please be sure to reference this website when applying for this position.

 

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A postdoctoral position to study genetic causes of intracranial aneurysms is available in the laboratory of Dr. Saulius Sumanas in the Division of Developmental Biology, at the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.

The laboratory uses the zebrafish model to validate and study mutant variants associated with intracranial aneurysms which were previously identified in human individuals. The lab also has a long standing interest in the molecular mechanisms of vascular development. We are performing screens for novel potential regulators of vasculature formation followed by their characterization and functional studies. Candidates with a strong background in developmental and molecular biology are invited to apply. Prior experience in zebrafish is helpful but not a requirement.

To apply, please send a CV and contact details of three referees to saulius.sumanas@cchmc.org

Website: http://www.cincinnatichildrens.org/research/divisions/d/dev-biology/labs/sumanas/default/

RESEARCH ASSISTANT MOLECULAR BIOLOGY

Ref: HMz/2017

 

The ZebraONCOfish for personalize treatment (The Zebrafish Lab), offers a research assistant position in Molecular Biology.

Eligible candidate will join a research line focused on the development of in vitro and in vivo models of metastasis and experimental/screening of new drugs in zebrafish model.

The ZebraONCOfish is a new department created by the company Ikan Biotech, with the objective of providing innovative solutions to reach a personalize oncology treatment based on the molecular and functional characterization of key steps for tumor dissemination and progression.

 

What we offer

1- The incorporation in The Zebrafish Lab Joint Unit (www.thezebrafishlab.com).

2- A translational research project: The Area of Oncology is configured with the aim that the clinical criteria define the basis of the research projects to rapidly revert to the patient.

3- Integration in a multidisciplinary research team: including inputs from different research fields and covering the areas of molecular and cellular biology, liquid biopsy and preclinical models.

4- Attractive scientific environment: The Zebrafish Lab, providing support to all researchers with fully equipped culture rooms, cold chambers, imaging equipment, DNA sequencing, Real-Time PCR amplification, particles analyzers, centralized spectroscopic services, MS-HPLC, Circulating Tumor Cell analysis, animal facilities, etc.

 

What we expect

  1. Applicants should hold a Master degree in biological sciences, biomedicine or any related discipline.
  2. Previous experience in molecular biology, biochemistry, cloning, primers design, drug discovery, RNA/DNA extraction, microscopy techniques and in vivo models (zebrafish, mouse), will be valued.
  3. Capacity to work in an interdisciplinary environment and be able to work in a team.
  4. Good oral and written communication skills in English.

 

Further information

Salary:

2 years; 20-22K € gross salary/ year. This contract will be supported by European Commission (SME Instrument).

Application process:

Please, email to our personnel management department: info@ikanbiotech.com including HMz/2017 and the Applicant’s full name in the subject of the message together with the following attached documents: How to apply

- CV.

- Copy of the applicant’s degree.

- 2 professional references.

- Cover Letter.

 

Incorporation:

Immediate incorporation is expected (September-October 2017).

 

No application will be eligible if all the above mentioned documents are not attached. 

Deadline for applications is midnight on 15 July 2017. 

The selection process will include a panel interview.

 

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH POSITION IN CANCER

Ref: HPz/2017

 

The Department of ZebraONCOfish at The Zebrafish Lab has an immediate opening for postdoctoral research position in cancer.

Eligible candidate will join a research line focused on the development of in vitro and in vivo models of metastasis and experimental/screening of new drugs in zebrafish model.

The ZebraONCOfish is a new department created by the company Ikan Biotech, with the objective of providing innovative solutions to reach a personalize oncology treatment based on the molecular and functional characterization of key steps for tumor dissemination and progression.

 

What we offer

1- The incorporation in The Zebrafish Lab Joint Unit (www.thezebrafishlab.com).

2- A translational research project: The Area of Oncology is configured with the aim that the clinical criteria define the basis of the research projects to rapidly revert to the patient.

3- Integration in a multidisciplinary research team: including inputs from different research fields and covering the areas of molecular and cellular biology, liquid biopsy and preclinical models.

4- Attractive scientific environment: The Zebrafish Lab providing support to all researchers with fully equipped culture rooms, imaging equipment, DNA sequencing, Real-Time PCR amplification, Circulating Tumor Cell analysis, animal facilities, etc.

 

What we expect

  1. Applicants must have a PhD in biomedical sciences, medicine or any related discipline. Valuable Postdoctoral experience.
  2. Previous research experience and publications in molecular and cellular biology, biochemistry, cell culture, microscopy techniques and live imaging, and zebrafish model will be valued.
  3. Experience in research or management of research programmes.
  4. If called upon, the ability to motivate and supervise graduate students and technical staff.
  5. Excellent interpersonal skills.
  6. The ability to work on one’s own initiative as well as in a team environment.
  7. Good oral and written communication skills in English.

 

Further information

Salary:

2 years; 30-31K € gross salary/ year. This contract will be supported by European Commission (SME Instrument).

Application process:

Please, email to our personnel management department: info@ikanbiotech.com including HPz/2017 and the Applicant’s full name in the subject of the message together with the following attached documents:

-    CV

-    2 professional references.

-    Cover Letter describing:

I)      your prior work in animal models of cancer.

II)    your experience with live imaging.

III)   your short-term and long-term career goals.

Incorporation:

Immediate incorporation is expected (September-October 2017).

  

No application will be eligible if all the above mentioned documents are not attached.

Deadline for applications is midnight 15 July 2017

The selection process will include a panel interview.

 

TECHNICIAN IN ZEBRAFISH

Ref: HAz/2017

 

The ZebraONCOfish for personalize treatment (The Zebrafish Lab), offers a research assistant position in Cellular Biology.

Eligible candidate will join a research line focused on the development of in vitro and in vivo models of metastasis and experimental/screening of new drugs in zebrafish model.

The ZebraONCOfish is a new department created by the company Ikan Biotech, with the objective of providing innovative solutions to reach a personalize oncology treatment based on the molecular and functional characterization of key steps for tumor dissemination and progression.

 

What we offer

1- The incorporation in The Zebrafish Lab Joint Unit (www.thezebrafishlab.com).

2- A translational research project: The Area of Oncology is configured with the aim that the clinical criteria define the basis of the research projects to rapidly revert to the patient.

3- Integration in a multidisciplinary research team: including inputs from different research fields and covering the areas of molecular and cellular biology, liquid biopsy and preclinical models.

4- Attractive scientific environment: The Zebrafish Lab, providing support to all researchers with fully equipped culture rooms, cold chambers, imaging equipment, DNA sequencing, Real-Time PCR amplification, Circulating Tumor Cell analysis, animal facilities, etc.

 

What we expect

1. Applicants should hold a vocational training or degree in biological sciences.

2. Previous experience in animal care.

3. Any experience in zebrafish is an advantage.

5. Good oral and written communication skills in English will be valued.

6. Capacity to work in an interdisciplinary environment and be able to work in a team.

  

Further information

Salary:

2 years; 17-18K € gross salary/ year. This contract will be supported by European Commission (SME Instrument).

Application process:

Please, email to our personnel management department: info@ikanbiotech.com including HAz/2017 and the Applicant’s full name in the subject of the message together with the following attached documents: How to apply

- CV.

- Copy of the applicant’s degree.

- 2 professional references.

- Cover Letter.

Incorporation:

Immediate incorporation is expected (September-October 2017).

 

No application will be eligible if all the above mentioned documents are not attached.

Deadline for applications is midnight on 15 July 2017. 

The selection process will include a panel interview.

RESEARCH ASSISTANT CELLULAR BIOLOGY

Ref: HCz/2017

 

The ZebraONCOfish for personalize treatment (The Zebrafish Lab), offers a research assistant position in Cellular Biology.

Eligible candidate will join a research line focused on the development of in vitro and in vivo models of metastasis and experimental/screening of new drugs in zebrafish model.

The ZebraONCOfish is a new department created by the company Ikan Biotech, with the objective of providing innovative solutions to reach a personalize oncology treatment based on the molecular and functional characterization of key steps for tumor dissemination and progression.

 

What we offer

1- The incorporation in The Zebrafish Lab Joint Unit (www.thezebrafishlab.com).

2- A translational research project: The Area of Oncology is configured with the aim that the clinical criteria define the basis of the research projects to rapidly revert to the patient.

3- Integration in a multidisciplinary research team: including inputs from different research fields and covering the areas of molecular and cellular biology, liquid biopsy and preclinical models.

4- Attractive scientific environment: The Zebrafish Lab, providing support to all researchers with fully equipped culture rooms, cold chambers, imaging equipment, DNA sequencing, Real-Time PCR amplification, Circulating Tumor Cell analysis, animal facilities, etc.

 

What we expect

  1. Applicants should hold a Master degree in biological sciences, biomedicine or any related discipline.
  2. Previous experience in cellular biology, biochemistry, tumor cell culture, microscopy techniques and knowledge of flow cytometric techniques, will be valued.
  3. Any experience in cancer and zebrafish is an advantage.
  4. Good oral and written communication skills in English.
  5. Capacity to work in an interdisciplinary environment and be able to work in a team.

 

Further information

Salary:

2 years; 20-22K € gross salary/ year. This contract will be supported by European Commission (SME Instrument).

Application process:

Please, email to our personnel management department: info@ikanbiotech.com including HCz/2017 and the Applicant’s full name in the subject of the message together with the following attached documents: How to apply

- CV.

- Copy of the applicant’s degree.

- 2 professional references.

- Cover Letter.

Incorporation:

Immediate incorporation is expected (September-October 2017).

 

No application will be eligible if all the above mentioned documents are not attached.

Deadline for applications is midnight on 15 July 2017.

The selection process will include a panel interview.

 

A Postdoctoral Fellow position is available immediately in The Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress at the Department of Psychiatry, Uniformed Services University (USU), Bethesda, MD.  The laboratory is interested in using and developing zebrafish behavioral screening assays to investigate candidate therapeutic agents for the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The Postdoctoral Fellow will be responsible for planning, initiating and conducting experiments with zebrafish in collaboration with a multidisciplinary project team.  Prior experience in zebrafish biology, behavioral studies in animal models and/or familiarity with high-throughput chemical screening assays is preferred.

 

Interested candidates can find more information and apply for the position at

http://careers.hjf.org/jobs/6614198-postdoctoral-fellow-laboratory

A postdoctoral position is available in the Childs lab at the University of Calgary (ucalgary.ca/childs) to study brain vessel stabilization in the context of development and aging. Techniques involve genetics, embryonic morphological analysis and imaging. Candidates with experience in computational approaches including RNAseq or fluid flow are especially encouraged to apply. Funding for this position is in place, but the candidate will be encouraged to apply for external fellowships if they are available.  We have a  strong preference for candidates within their first 3 years after PhD. 

Our lab is part of the Alberta Children's Hospital Research Institute and has a focus on personalized medicine for pediatric disease. We are surrounded by a group of engaged model organism researchers, providing a rich training environment. Calgary is a short drive from the Rocky Mountains, providing endless recreational opportunities.  

Please contact Dr. Sarah Childs   at schilds@ucalgary.ca to apply. A CV, letter of interest and names of 3 references are required.

We are recruiting for a postdoc to join us for a project working on pre-clinical therapy development (mouse and zebrafish models) for spinal muscular atrophy and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis:

http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BBM821/postdoctoral-research-fellow/

This position offers the opportunity to contribute significantly to a major ongoing collaborative research project between Professor Tom Gillingwater and Professor Catherina Becker (see Boyd et al., 2017 PLoS Genetics, Powis et al., 2016 JCI Insight, Wishart et al., 2014 Journal of Clinical Investigation).

The position is funded by a 2-year grant award. We welcome informal enquiries: please contact Professor Tom Gillingwater (t.gillingwater@ed.ac.uk) or Prof Catherina Becker (catherina.becker@ed.ac.uk) in the first instance.

Closing date is 19 June 2017.


Position Title:  Zebrafish Research Technician II – Duke University, Durham, NC 

Requisition Number:  401270476

Location:  Duke University Medical Center, Durham NC

Department:  Molecular Genetics and Microbiology

 

Interested candidates are invited to apply at:

http://www.hr.duke.edu/jobs/apply/external.php?reqid=90504BR   

 

Occupational Summary:

The Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology at Duke University Medical Center is seeking a research technician with near-immediate availability. This position will involve performing a variety of technical and research duties to support the laboratory of Dr. John Rawls (http://rawlslab.duhs.duke.edu/) and the Duke University School of Medicine Zebrafish Core Facility (http://sites.duke.edu/zebrafishfacility/).

 

Description of Research Activities:

The successful candidate will have the demonstrated ability to perform, or be willing to learn, the following tasks in a research laboratory:

 

1. Technical duties conducted routinely in an animal physiology laboratory such as molecular cloning, DNA and RNA extraction, DNA sequencing, PCR, gene expression studies, microscopy, imaging, image analysis, microinjection, animal handling and manipulation. The candidate will be expected to document procedures and collect data in an organized, complete, and accurate fashion.

 

2. Laboratory maintenance duties including the preparation of culture media, chemicals, reagents and solutions, as well as assisting with maintaining equipment and lab reagent inventories.

 

3. Support duties include assisting faculty, staff, postdocs and students in the development and execution of new research procedures and techniques.

 

The successful candidate will also have the demonstrated ability to perform, or be willing to learn, the following tasks in a zebrafish aquaculture facility:

 

1. Zebrafish care and maintenance duties include providing daily fish feedings, caring for Artemia cultures, checking fish health daily, transferring embryos and providing care to nursery racks.

 

2. Facility maintenance duties include recording daily water parameters and reviewing for abnormal readings, handling basic needs of the facility during weekends, changing system filters, cleaning, maintenance, and organization of tanks and aquaculture components, assisting facility management in resolving any problems in facility operation, supporting facility sanitation protocols, and assisting in writing and maintaining compliance with IACUC protocols.

 

Required Qualifications:

Education/Training:  Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in marine biology, aquaculture, zoology, biology, botany, or other related fields.

Experience:  Previous laboratory experience is preferred but not required. Individuals with zebrafish or aquaculture experience will be given priority, and candidates with relevant experience in other animal models are also encouraged to apply.

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender expression, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.  Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essential job functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.

 

A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Fang Lin in the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, at the University of Iowa. The goal of the research in the laboratory is to understand regulation of morphogenesis during development using zebrafish as a model system. These studies will employ a combination of genetic, genomic, cellular, biochemical and in vivo imaging techniques. A highly-motivated Ph.D. with experience in the study of signal transduction, cell and developmental biology, as well as in imaging and bioinformatics is desired. Previous experience with zebrafish is preferable, but not a requirement.

 

To apply, please send a CV, statement of research interests and description of past research accomplishments, and name & contact details of three referees to:

Dr. Fang Lin

Email: fang-lin@uiowa.edu

Title

Aquaculture Specialist III,  Zon Laboratory

Department

Medicine-Hematology/Oncology

Job Posting Description

At Boston Children’s Hospital, success is measured in patients treated, parents comforted and teams taught. It’s in discoveries made, processes perfected, and technology advanced. In major medical breakthroughs and small acts of kindness. And in colleagues who have your back and patients who have your heart. As the teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, our reach is global and our impact is profound. Join our acclaimed Division of Hematology/Oncology and discover how your talents can change lives. Yours included.
 
This Aquaculture Specialist III will be responsible for:

  • Managing all activities centered around the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) protocol(s) for the laboratory.  Writing and submitting three-year and annual renewals, as well as periodic amendments to the protocol as dictated by the research goals and projects of the laboratory.  Training and adding staff to the protocol.  Maintaining training records and occupational health clearances for laboratory staff.
  • Managing the financial aspects of the laboratory as they relate to its fish research program.  Developing and maintaining operating budgets. Ordering supplies and liaising with vendors/suppliers. Participating in quarterly laboratory finance meetings.
  • Overseeing the exchange of resources related to the laboratory’s fish program, both within and outside the BCH research community.  Protecting BCH intellectual property during interactions with collaborators by helping to execute necessary material transfer agreements and shipping requests. Preparing documentation required for international transport of fish; including customs declaration forms and health certificates.
  • Coordinating the activities of laboratory technicians, graduate students, and post-doctoral fellows in the zebrafish facilities, ensuring that standard operating procedures are followed, and laboratory facilities are effectively utilized.  
  • Operating, maintaining and troubleshooting sophisticated recirculating aquaculture systems, as well as aquatics tank washers, feeding robots, and integrated electronic water quality monitoring systems, all observing standard operating procedures and safety guidelines. Coordinating service to units, if required.
  • Troubleshooting animal health and welfare issues and communicating them to ARP Manager.
  • Performing various husbandry tasks, including spawning, in-vitro fertilization, and numerous other procedures that involve the handing of fish.  


To qualify, you must have:

  • The analytical skills to resolve highly complex problems requiring the application of scientific or technical principles.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to interface effectively with scientific staff.
  • The knowledge of theories, principles, and concepts acquired through completion of a Bachelor's degree in Biology or a closely related field and 4 years of experience. Academic training in fish biology, aquaculture, or aquatic ecology is highly preferred.



Boston Children’s Hospital offers competitive compensation and unmatched benefits, including a rotating days/evenings and week-end schedule, affordable health, vision and dental insurance, generous levels of time off, 403(b) Retirement Savings plan, Pension, Tuition Reimbursement, cell phone plan discounts and discounted rates on T-passes (50% off). Discover your best.
 
Boston Children’s Hospital is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disability.

Interested parties should contact Christian Lawrence (clawrence@enders.tch.harvard.edu) with questions. 

Status

Full Time

Shift

Day

Schedule (i.e. Mon. - Fri.)

Mon-Fri

Standard Hours per Week

40

AutoReqId

43667BR

 

Postdoctoral Position

Yang Laboratory for Quantitative Biology, Department of Biophysics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

 

Description: The Yang Lab studies biological oscillations and self-organization processes in early zebrafish embryos. The local interactions in the form of mechanical and biochemical signals allow individual molecules and cells to generate collective spatiotemporal patterns. To pin down the physical mechanisms behind these processes, we integrate mathematical modeling, live-cell and super-resolution imaging, and microfluidics to study both cell-free extracts and live embryos, and connect the understandings across the molecular, cellular, and embryonic levels.

The candidate should have a quantitative background and a strong interest in interdisciplinary research. Experience with zebrafish, optical imaging, and molecular biology is preferred. The position is immediately available and the starting date is flexible.


How to apply: Interested candidates should send a letter describing your interest in the position, CV, and names of three references to Email: qiongy@umich.edu Dr. Qiong Yang.

For more information: http://www.umich.edu/~qiongy/

A job flyer can be found: http://www-personal.umich.edu/~qiongy/opportunities_files/postdoc_ad_2017.pdf

 

The ZebraONCOfish for personalize treatment (The Zebrafish Lab - Center for Applied Medical Research (CIMA)), offers a predoctoral research position in hepatocellular carcinoma.

Eligible candidate will join a research line focused on the development of in vitro and in vivo models of metastasis and experimental/screening of new drugs in zebrafish model.

The ZebraONCOfish is a new department created by the company Ikan Biotech, with the objective of providing innovative solutions to reach a personalize oncology treatment based on the molecular and functional characterization of key steps for tumor dissemination and progression.

What we offer

1- The incorporation in The Zebrafish Lab Joint Unit (www.thezebrafishlab.com), within the Center for Applied Medical Research (CIMA; http://cima.unav.edu/en/).

2- A translational research project: The Area of Oncology is configured with the aim that the clinical criteria define the basis of the research projects to rapidly revert to the patient.

3- Integration in a multidisciplinary research team: including inputs from different research fields and covering the areas of molecular and cellular biology, liquid biopsy and preclinical models.

4- Attractive scientific environment: The Zebrafish Lab and Center for Applied Medical Research (integrated in the University of Navarra), providing support to all researchers with fully equipped culture rooms, cold chambers, imaging equipment, DNA sequencing, Real-Time PCR amplification, particles analyzers, centralized spectroscopic services, MS-HPLC, Circulating Tumor Cell analysis, animal facilities, etc.

5- Predoctoral Fellowship: 3 years; 25-27K €/ year. This contract will be supported by Government of Navarre.

What we expect

1. Applicants should hold a Master degree in biomedical sciences, medicine or any related discipline.


2. Previous experience in molecular and cellular biology, biochemistry, cell culture, microscopy techniques and live imaging, and animal models (zebrafish or mouse) will be valued.

3. Any experience in cancer is an advantage. 

4. Competitive academic marks 

5. Good oral and written communication skills in English

6. Capacity to work in an interdisciplinary environment and be able to work in a team. 

7. Immediate incorporation is expected (September-October 2017).

How to apply

To apply, please, email to our personnel management department: info@ikanbiotech.com including diz/2017 and the Applicant’s full name in the subject of the message together with the following attached documents:

- CVN (https://cvn.fecyt.es/editor/index.html?locale=eng#INDEX

- Copy of the applicant’s degree.

- Cover Letter.

No application will be eligible if all the above mentioned documents are not attached. 


Deadline

June 6th, 2017 

 

https://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/86205

 

Vacancy Type

EHRA Non-Faculty

Is Internal Transfer Only

No

Working Title

Research Assistant

Salary Range

 

Anticipated Hiring Range

$35,000 - $45,000

Position Number

00106337

Work Schedule

Hours will vary

Full Time Equivalent (FTE)

1.0

Department

172201 - Biological Sciences

Department

Biological Sciences

Job City & State

Raleigh, NC

Primary Function of Organizational Unit

The Department of Biological Sciences is dedicated to basic research and teaching in a broad range of aspects of the biological sciences.

The Department has strong undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral programs and substantial extramural support to develop and maintain integrative research programs. In addition the Department enhances its mission to interdisciplinary research and training programs with other units in the life sciences across colleges.

Essential Job Duties

The Research Assistant will independently develop, design, and/or execute moderately complex research activities for a single or multiple research projects, participate in formulating research methods, and suggests options for improving quality and recommending solutions.

Duties will include but not be limited to:

- Care and maintenance of a zebrafish colony, including daily feeding and water quality monitoring

- Routine zebrafish husbandry to generate larvae for experiments

- Ordering and managing inventory of laboratory supplies

- Using established genotyping methods to maintain zebrafish stocks and developing new PCR-based genotyping protocols

- Analyzing the behavior of zebrafish in response to visual, auditory and olfactory stimuli using high-speed imaging and automated tracking software; develop new behavioral assays to measure learning, anxiety and social behavior

- Using molecular cloning techniques to design and create transgenic constructs and microinjections to establish transgenic zebrafish lines for visualization of neural circuit connectivity and activity

- Using confocal microscopy to image neural development, connectivity and activity, as well as gene expression patterns using in situ hybridization and immunohistochemistry

- Interacting with and participating in training of students in the laboratory

Other Work/Responsibilities

 

Minimum Education/Experience

Relevant Master’s degree, or Bachelor’s and 3 or more years of relevant experience in a research laboratory, or relevant independent experience and education in the field of Neuroscience.

Departmental Required Skills

- Fluency with the Microsoft Office Suite, statistical analysis 

- Basic laboratory skills, including making solutions and dilutions

- Experience with molecular biology techniques, including primer design, PCR, and cloning

- Formal training in genetics

- Experience with animal research

- Ability and desire to learn new techniques

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education

- Experience using zebrafish for research

- Experience with behavioral analysis and microscopy

- Knowledge of image analysis software such as ImageJ, Imaris, MetaMorph

- Familiarity with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator

- Programming experience with MATLAB or Python, experience managing large datasets

- Master’s degree in neuroscience or related field

Required License or Certification

N/A

Special Instructions

 

Job Open Date

05/22/2017

Must Be Open Until 

 

Positions will be posted until 5:00 PM ET on this date. Positions remaining posted after this date are still accepting applications but may close at any time.

06/06/2017

Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies?

No

Proposed Hire Date

08/21/2017

AA/EOE

NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

 

Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148. 

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree verified at www.wes.org. Degree must be obtained prior to start date.

 

NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

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  1. Cover Letter
  2. Contact Information for References
  3. Resume/CV