The laboratory of Neural Regeneration and Repair at Rush University Medical Center is seeking multiple Research Technicians to work in the field of regenerative neuroscience. The position will begin by Fall 2018.
The goal of our lab is to use cellular transplantation strategies to improve functional recovery following spinal cord injury and other nervous system disorders. Using mouse and rat models, our work is specifically focused on utilizing cellular therapies to enhance repair and recovery.
The research technicians will carry out essential support functions in the laboratory, conducting work primarily focused on cell culture, molecular biology, tissue analysis, and rodent behavior. Some of these functions will also include:
Working with mice and rats; performing rodent surgical procedures
Conducting a variety of basic molecular biology experiments (i.e., qPCR, cloning, Western blots, ELISA)
Preparing tissue for histological and proteomic analysis
Performing standard laboratory procedures (i.e., preparing chemical solutions/media)
Assisting in data collection for grants
BA/BS in biological sciences along with experience in basic biological laboratory techniques is required (relevant coursework may count towards work experience); background in Neuroscience is encouraged.
A master’s degree is preferred. Directly related lab experience will be considered a plus.
Strong communication, demonstrated organization skills, attention to detail, and the ability to carry out responsibilities in a collaborative team environment are essential.
Candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for at least two references to the address below, or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Administrative Manager, Department of Neurosurgery