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location: Cambridge, Massachusetts
job type: Contract
salary: $44.75 - 52.65 per hour
work hours: 9 to 5
The Genetic & Neurodevelopmental Disorders Research Unit has an opening for a talented and highly motivated Associate Scientist. Our RU is focused on the preclinical research on genetic epilepsies and neurodevelopmental disorders and is responsible for the discovery and validation of new drug targets and for advancing these findings into novel therapies.
The successful candidate will have hands-on experience in a variety of in vivo and in vitro techniques to support genetic epilepsy drug discovery projects. The selected individual is expected to carefully design and perform experiments working with the supervisor including analysis, interpretation and presentation of the experimental data to achieve agreed upon objectives. This position requires expertise in animal handling, basic rodent surgical techiniques, tissue collection and dissection as well as downstream histological and biochemical analyses. The selected individual will work in a cross-functional environment and collaborate with other teams regularly. This individual is expected to clearly communicate data to a broader audience at team meetings and in written reports
- BS/MS in Neuroscience or Biological Sciences.
- Basic scientific knowledge of neuroscience, preferentially in epileptic disorders.
- Strong capabilities of designing, performing and troubleshooting experiments based on scientific questions, and rigorously analyzing, interpreting and documenting data.
- Expertise in rodent handling and basic surgical techniques, tissue collection and dissection, immunohistochemistry, fluorescent microscopy techniques including confocal microscopy, imaging and biochemical analysis.
- Experience with cell culture, molecular biology techniques such as RNA isolation, qPCR and western blots.
- Strong interpersonal, organization and communication skills, ability to clearly communicate data and maintain detailed written reports.
skills: Accounts Payable, Molecular Biology, Cell Cultures
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