Company:  Confidential

Job Title: Research Support Specialist

Job Number: 72096

Location: Syracuse, US

Job Description

The Martinez-De Luna laboratory in the Center for Vision Research in the Department of Ophthalmology at Upstate Medical University is searching for qualified candidates for a Research Support Specialist position. Our research interest is the development and wiring of the mammalian visual system with the goal of restoring vision by manipulating the extracellular matrix. If you are interested in Development and Neuroscience, and you are a recent graduate with a BS in science, apply!

What you get out of it: As part of our laboratory you will have the opportunity to learn and become proficient in mouse genetics, mouse colony management and many laboratory techniques. You will also join the vibrant community of the Center for Vision Research where you will obtain professional and scientific development with tailored mentorship to achieve your career goals.

Job Summary:

The Research Support Specialist will be responsible for the maintenance of the mouse colony and perform experimental work to further the goals of the laboratory. Duties related to maintenance of the mouse colony will include setting up timed matings, breeding animals to maintain lines, collecting tissue samples, molecular analysis of samples (genotyping, isolating DNA, PCR, performing DNA electrophoresis), and accurate record keeping. Experimental duties will include assistance with electroporation experiments, induction of gene expression experiments, primary tissue culture, tissue preparation and processing for immunochemistry (frozen sections and vibratome sections) and immunohistochemistry. The incumbent will also be responsible for accurate record keeping of experimental work and reporting results to the Principal Investigator.

Enthusiastic individuals should have strong interest in performing research in a collegial/collaborative environment, be willing to work as part of a team, be adaptable to learn new techniques, have willingness to assist the Principal Investigator and other members of the laboratory and possess strong verbal/written communication and organizational skills.

This position offers an exciting opportunity to contribute to cutting-edge research in the field of retinal ganglion cell biology and matrix biology. We provide a supportiveand inclusive work environment that encourages professional growth and development. If you are passionate about scientific research and eager to make meaningful contributions to the field, we invite you to apply for this position.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in biology or related field.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience working in a laboratory with mice preferred, but not required.


Application Deadline: 2024-07-08


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