The Research Technologist is needed to facilitate studies of retinal development and regeneration in the zebrafish model system. Our group is pioneering research in cell-specific regenerative paradigms which allow genetic and chemical dissection of the regulatory mechanisms controlling the regenerative potential of discrete stem cell niches. The position will require a thorough understanding and vigilant implementation of standard scientific methods. The technician will be expected to fully understand the theory behind experiments and apply critical analytical skills during assigned projects in order to identify key findings and trouble-shoot problems; attention to detail is extremely important.
- Zebrafish husbandry (e.g. breeding, genotyping, phenotyping)
- Standard and recombinatorial DNA cloning; molecular biology; confocal imaging; histological and immunological tissue processing
- Maintain and index laboratory databases
- Train and oversee graduate/undergraduate assistants
- Assist postdoctoral fellow
- Order supplies
Bachelor’s degree in biology, chemistry, or related field. Some related undergraduate/post-undergraduate work experience. Strong communication and organizational skills are a must. Some evening and weekend hours required.
- Prior experience with zebrafish/molecular cloning
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