University of Colorado Professional Research Assistant in Aurora, Colorado
University of Colorado – School of Medicine
Professional Research Assistant
Our laboratory is interested in understanding how synaptic cell adhesion molecules function to shape cell-type and synapse specific properties, and how their dysfunction within disease-relevant neural circuits contributes to the etiologies that underlie neuropsychiatric disorders. We employ a wide range of approaches that consist of molecular and cellular biology, biochemistry, functional imaging, conditional gene targeting, antero- and retro-grade viral circuit tracing, optogenetics and electrophysiology (in primary culture and in acute slice) to interrogate the synapse and cell-type specific functional properties of cell-adhesion molecules.
Preparation of primary neuron culture
/in vivo/stereotaxic injections to: (manipulation gene expression with spatial resolution or functionally trace neural circuitry)
Maintenance of mouse colony
Basic molecular biology (work with recombinant DNA, cell transfections/transformations)
Conduct experiments as related to the research project
Oversee and help maintain laboratory protocols
Place and track laboratory orders
Salary and Benefits:
Salary is commensurate with skills and experience. The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at Employee Services .
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Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
We seek a bright, organized, energetic and motivated individual who is interested in exploring the very exciting science behind synaptic transmission.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required.
The applicant should be open and eager to learn new experimental techniques.
Ability to work as a member in a cohesive group.
Bachelor’s degree in biology, molecular biology, neuroscience or related field.
Previous laboratory experience.
Experience with tissue culture, molecular biology and/or stereotaxic injections would be preferred.
Organization: *H0001 -- Anschutz Medical Campus
Title: Professional Research Assistant
Requisition ID: 13792