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Research Assistant II - Sasner Lab

at The Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine, United States

Job Description

We seek a Research Assistant II with the Sasner Lab in Bar Harbor, Maine.

Our group develops and characterizes novel mouse models for Alzheimer's and other neurodegenerative diseases. A focus will be generating new models for the MODEL-AD program, with other ongoing projects funded by the National Institute of Aging, the Alzheimer's Association, and the International Neuroimmune consortium.

Key responsibilities
This position will be responsible for characterizing neuropathology and behavior in longitudinal cohorts of Alzheimer's disease models. While the focus of this position will be bench research, the ability to help managing mouse colonies as needed is essential.

Key Responsibilities
Maintain mouse colony; set-up specific breeding strategies
Immunohistochemistry, including tissue sectioning, staining, image analysis and analysis
Tissue and fluid analysis, including ELISA and Western blots
Perform mouse behavioral experiments
Tissue harvests

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Bachelor's degree in biological sciences or related discipline OR 3 - 6 years of directly related experience in a Laboratory setting.
Advanced mouse handling and husbandry skills required
Prior experience with lab protocols (e.g. immunohistochemistry, ELISA) preferred
Demonstrated success in coordinating and/or conducting multiple, concurrent assignments or a multi-faceted project
Ability to interact with all individuals in a productive, professional and positive manner to enhance the outcome of the goals of the research program
Established understanding of good safety practices and a demonstrated history of safe conduct
Self-motivated with the ability to organize time effectively, demonstrated ability to manage details
Fundamental computer skills, including familiarity with Excel and Word;
Demonstrated team player with professional, positive attitude and willingness to be flexible
Ability to interact with all individuals in a productive, professional and positive manner to enhance the outcome of the goals of the research program
Established understanding of good safety practices and a demonstrated history of safe conduct
Regular, reliable and consistent attendance

Salary Range- $45,000- $58,000 annually

About JAX:
The Jackson Laboratory is an independent, nonprofit biomedical research institution with a National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center and nearly 3,000 employees in locations across the United States (Maine, Connecticut, California),Japan andChina. Its mission is to discover precise genomic solutions for disease and empower the global biomedical community in the shared quest to improve human health.

Founded in 1929, JAX applies over nine decades of expertise in genetics to increase understanding of human disease, advancing treatments and cures for cancer, neurological and immune disorders, diabetes, aging and heart disease. It models and interprets genomic complexity, integrates basic research with clinical application, educates current and future scientists, and provides critical data, tools and services to the global biomedical community. For more information, please visit.

EEO Statement:
The Jackson Laboratory provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, age, mental disability, physical disability, medical condition, gender, sexual orientation, genetic information, ancestry, marital status, national origin, veteran status, and other classifications protected by applicable state and local non-discrimination laws.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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Job Posting: 1046862

Posted On: Feb 23, 2024

Updated On: Mar 20, 2024

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