The Alvarez-Buylla lab uses cutting edge molecular and cellular biology techniques to discover how the adult brain generates new neurons from resident stem cells. The Junior Specialist will be responsible for conducting research experiments to support the goals of an NIH R01 grant seeking to understand how different types of ependymal cells in the stem cell niche develop, and modulate adult neurogenesis. Responsibilities include breeding & genotyping research mice, collecting brain tissues for immunocytochemistry and RNA in situ hybridization, dissecting and cryosectioning brain tissue, imaging research samples using confocal and wide-field fluorescence microscopy, making solutions, contributing to lab organization & maintaining common reagents, as well as data collection and analysis.
Required Qualifications: • Specialists appointed at the Junior rank must possess (or in the process of obtaining) a baccalaureate degree (or equivalent degree) or must have at least four years of research experience. • Applicant’s materials must list (pending) qualifications upon submission. • Applicants must have obtained the degree requirement for the Junior Specialist rank by the time of hire. • Have very good organizational & communication skills, maintain accurate & detailed experimental records, and have the ability to work well in teams.
Preferred Qualifications: • Experience with fluorescence microscopy and working with research mice is a plus.
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