Research Assistant in Neurogenetic Disease, Molecular Biology, Cell Biology and Biochemistry
Brown University | Providence, Rhode Island
The Research Assistant will work in the Laboratory of Eric Morrow MD PhD under the direct supervision of Dr. Morrow and his laboratory colleagues. The position will also involve a component involving research with patients and families with rare genetic disorders involving autism and related neurologic disorders. Dr. Morrow is a physician-scientist. The Morrow Laboratory studies molecular and cellular mechanisms of neurological disease, including autism, intellectual disability, epilepsy and neurodegenerative disease. This involves wet-lab biological research as well as allied patient-oriented research which is conducted in collaboration with colleagues in affiliated hospital settings. The position is responsible for conducting experiments in molecular biology, cell biology and biochemistry related to neurological disease. Duties include performing genotyping, PCR and other basic molecular biology procedures. Assisting with maintenance of mouse colonies and genotyping is an important part of the work. Duties will also include work using biochemical methods as well as tissue culture methods, including culture of primary neuronal cells and patient-derived stem cells. There is a component involving research with patients and families. There is an opportunity to assist with data analysis and preparation of manuscripts.
Required: BA or BSc in the field of Molecular Biology, Biochemistry or related field.
Required: Course work in genetics, cell biology and neuroscience at the bachelor’s level.
Undergrad research laboratory experience preferred.
Experience with PCR genotyping and application of molecular biology, biochemical and cell biological techniques preferred.
Strong organizational and written communication skills.
High degree of professionalism, collegiality and ability to work collaboratively.
Abilities and interest in learning to perform experiments in a biology laboratory.
Facility with basic computer software and some abilities in statistical and computational genetic methods is a plus.
Ability to train in appropriate patient-oriented conduct and maintain courteous and respectful behavior with research subjects.
All offers of employment are contingent upon consent to criminal background screening and education verification satisfactory to Brown.
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