The University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Medicine, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology is seeking a Visiting Research Specialist in the lab of Dr. Sarah E. Lutz. The successful candidate with play an important role in our studies of genetic and pharmacologic strategies to repair damage in animal models of multiple sclerosis and other neuroinflammatory diseases. We are primarily focused on repairing damage to the blood-brain barrier. The overall goal of our work is to better understand, and develop new therapies to treat, human diseases.
Duties for this position include but are not limited to:
Coordinate, execute, and analyze advanced research experiments in close interaction with the Principal Investigator in a new Translational Neuroimmunology laboratory. Maintain accurate records. Prepare reports and present findings. Assist in interpreting the results of studies.
Experience in, or willingness to learn: mouse husbandry, mouse dissections, histology, cell biology and molecular biology. Specific techniques include cryosectioning, immunohistochemistry, microscopy, digital image quantification, PCR, Western blotting, cell culture, permeability assays, and in vivo pharmacology.
Assist with setup and overall maintenance of the laboratory (ordering supplies, chemical safety, reagent preparation, and general tasks). Train fellow researchers and students on techniques, methods and procedures.
This position requires three years related research experience, ideally in neuroscience, cell biology, pharmacology, immunology, or drug discovery, and a Bachelor's degree in biology or a related field. The successful candidate will have attention to detail, problem-solving skills, verbal and written communication skills, and ability to work independently and as part of a team. Salary is commensurate with experience.
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