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Research Assistant

  • Requisition no: 518724
  • Work type: Full Time
  • Location: Morningside
  • School/Department: Dept of Biomedical Engineering
  • Grade: Grade R3
  • Categories: Research (Lab and Non-Lab)
  • Job Type: Support Staff - Non-Union
  • Bargaining Unit:
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • End Date if Temporary:
  • Hours Per Week: 35
  • Salary Range:

Position Summary

The UEIL is seeking a Technician in a full-time Research Rssistant position. Led by Dr. Konofagou, in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, we are a translational science lab focused on using ultrasound in the areas of real-time imaging and as a theranostic tool in the treatment of neurodegenerative disorders. This position  will be assisting on studies using focused ultrasound in the treatment of neurodegenerative disorders as well as support other groups as need. The Research Assistant is responsible for maintaining laboratory inventory for their respective projects, handling ordering and lab support. We are seeking a motivated individual with experience in molecular biology, histology, and mouse colony handling. This is an ideal position for a recent graduate looking to pursue further graduate studies or medical professions.


  • (30%) Assist with mouse colony handling

  • (30%) Handling small animals and perfusions

  • (10%) Perform cryostat sectioning and immunohistochemistry on small animal brain samples

  • (10%) Assist in experimental data analysis; maintain accurate data entry, keeping laboratory books updated and organized.

  • (10%) Assist with mouse behavior as needed

  • (5%) Assist in maintenance of lab safety protocols

  • (5%) Performs other tasks, duties, and responsibilities as required

Minimum Qualifications

  • Required: Bachelor’s Degree in chemistry, biology, physics, or related science highly preferred,  or equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

  • Experience: Experience handling rodents in a laboratory setting. Wet-laboratory experience, preferably in neuroscience.

  • Skills and Knowledge: The ideal candidate must be able to work independently, be self-motivated, and positively contribute. to labs aims and objectives. Strong organization, communication and computer skills. Ability to prioritize, work independently and under direct supervision from senior lab personnel (e.g. Principal Investigator, Associate Research Scientist)

  • Preferred: Preference will be given to individuals with prior experience in engineering, biomedical engineering, or neuroscience. Minimum 6 months of laboratory experience (can include undergrad volunteering in research lab).



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