Job Description: The Prion Research Center is seeking a part time (≥50%) technician/research associate with experience in histological methods to work on animal models of prion disease and tuberculosis. Research duties involve performance of standard histology procedures including, but not limited to: operation of tissue processor, embedding tissues in paraffin, and sectioning & staining of paraffin embedded tissue sections and frozen tissues. The ideal candidate will have an understanding of the operation of microtomes, cryostats, embedding stations, tissue processors, staining equipment, and other equipment to provide quality histological tissue sections. Experience with analysis of murine brain and lung is desirable.
Minimum Qualification: This position requires a B.A. (or a more advanced degree) in the biomedical sciences with additional training or experience in histology. Experience or expertise in special histochemical staining techniques and immunohistochemistry is desirable, but not required. Certification by the American Society for Clinical Pathology is also desirable, but not required.
Successful Candidates: Will have good organizational, communication (oral, verbal and written), and computer skills. Must be able to work efficiently and independently. They will display an aptitude for establishing and maintaining constructive working relationships with a wide spectrum of laboratory personnel in a collaborative environment. Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department's commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Application Procedure: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. However, for full consideration please apply by April 1, 2014. Applicants should send a letter of application that includes a statement on how you meet the qualifications listed above, a curriculum vitae/resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references to:
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