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The Basic Sciences Division has an opening for a Research Assistant in a laboratory that uses C. elegans as a model system to understand the basic mechanisms underlying the brain's ability to produce sensation, perception and behavior.
We are looking for a dynamic, organized, and highly motivated individual who will be responsible for performing molecular and genetic studies to examine the role of endocytic proteins in the maintenance of synaptic transmission. This position will work under the Principal Investigator and work with the laboratory personnel. The individual will use discretion and judgment in carrying out the following job duties:
Perform genetic studies using the nematode C. elegans
Manage C. elegans strains, including genotyping, crossing, and freezing strains
Imaging genetic encoded fluorescence markers
Assist in the design of biochemical experiments; and perform individual research projects
Assist in publication of results by contributing ideas
We seek candidates who are highly motivated and interested in molecular mechanisms underlying synaptic transmission. Candidates should have a master's degree or equivalent, and should be proficient in molecular and cellular biology, as well as C. elegans genetics. In addition, candidates should have basic understandings of biophysical measurements (e.g., stopped-flow kinetics analysis)
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