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Research Assistant

Taub Inst Res Alzheimers Disease Aging Brain

Research Assistant

  • 517076
  • Medical Center
  • Taub Inst Res Alzheimers Disease Aging Brain
  • Full Time
  • Opening on: Aug 6 2021
  • Technical Grade 5
  • Job Type: Support Staff - Union
  • Bargaining Unit: SSA
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours Per Week: 35.00
  • Salary Range: $53,517.12

Position Summary

A talented Research Assistant is needed for performing high-impact Alzheimer’s disease research. The individual must possess prior experience with molecular biology techniques, and a strong work ethic, as well as the ability to learn on the job. The individual will possess a great deal of responsibility in the lab, including experiments, purchasing, and general lab oversight and organization.


  • Cell culture work using primary mouse cells
  • Cryostat sectioning and immunohistochemistry on brain sections from transgenic mouse lines
  • Microscopy to characterize and quantify both immunocytochemistry and immunohistochemistry results
  • Single-nucleus and spatial RNA-sequencing sample processing



Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree and at least one and one-half years of related experience or equivalent in education, training and experience. Knowledge of various related laboratory procedures and techniques required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Familiarity with biological terminology and techniques
  • Experience performing general molecular biology techniques such as Western blotting, qPCR, cell culture, and immunohistochemistry
  • Proficiency at keeping records in an orderly fashion
  • Highly Self-motivated, with a personal desire to perform experiments well and obtain clear results


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