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Molecular Research Associate

Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Columbus, OH
Closing date
Aug 8, 2022

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A full time research associate (1.0 FTE) position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Herson, Professor in the Department of Neurological Surgery. Dr. Hersons laboratory is focused on identifying novel therapeutic strategies to provide neuroprotection and improve functional recovery in the post-ischemic brain. In vivo animal models, slice electrophysiology, histological, immunohistochemical analysis of cell death, and neurobehavioral testing are utilized for the interdisciplinary studies performed in our laboratory. The applicant will be responsible for on-boarding and developmental training of new staff with the utilization of biochemical, histological and molecular biology methods to analyze signaling and mechanism in the post-ischemic brain. The position will be responsible for design, execution and management of research project as well as assist in the preparation of research manuscript and preparation of presentations at national and international conference/workshops. Specific ongoing projects the applicant will participate in include the effects of age and gender on brain injury following experimental stroke and the role of novel therapeutic interventions to enhance functional recovery. The candidate should have a Bachelors degree (or higher) in Neuroscience or related field and experience working in a research laboratory performing molecular/biochemical/cell biology experiments. The position will work in a collaborative team environment, while being expected to be a self-motivated investigator who can manage their time efficiently. The position will assume some management roles within the laboratory, in particular management of mouse colony, ordering and oversight of undergraduate researchers.

Professional Field

Biological/health science or equivalent

Supervision Received

The position is supervised by Dr. Orfila

Supervision Exercised

Molecular supervisor

Training and on boarding of new staff

Mouse Colony supervision

Laboratory Inventory supervision

Oversee EHS regulations

Examples of Work Performed

Perform Western Blot/qPCR, IHC, histology on a daily basis

Participate in all lab meetings

Organize animal surgery laboratory, including ordering general supplies, general cleaning on a weekly basis.

Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Experience with molecular/biochemical methods
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Excellent communication skill
  • Ability to work effectively with a team, as well as independently

Minimum Requirements

Minimum of a Bachelors degree, or equivalent experience
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