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Research Assistant - Department of Neuroscience

West Virginia University Research Corporation
Morgantown, WV
Closing date
Jan 27, 2023

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Science, Life Sciences, Neuroscience
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West Virginia University Research Corporation is seeking applications for a Research Assistant with the Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute, Department of Neuroscience.

About the Opportunity

We are seeking to hire a research assistant to conduct behavioral and imaging studies to study the role of brain vascular dysfunction and systemic inflammation in brain injury and neurodegenerative disorders.

At WVU Research Corporation, we strongly believe in work-life balance and keeping time for things we love outside our work. WVU Research Corporation offers a comprehensive benefits package with a variety of options to suit your needs:

* 13 paid holidays (staff holiday calendar)


* 403(b) retirement savings with a fully vested 3% employee contribution match, (Employees have the option of contributing an additional 1-3% of their earnings to the plan, which is also matched by the WVURC)

* A range of health insurance and various other benefits

* Dependent Education Scholarship

* WVU Perks

* And More!!

What you'll do:

Assist in the behavioral assessment of animal models of disease.
Expertise in handling animals
Testing of computer and control equipment, and monitoring animals during tasks.
Performing survival surgery, post-surgical monitoring, and various post-surgical procedures.
Perform neuroimaging and multiphoton microscopy.

Bachelor's degree in biology, biochemistry, or neuroscience with course work and lab experience in cell and molecular biology or an equivalent combination of education and experience. An advanced degree is a plus but not required
0-6 months of experience with mouse behavioral assessment and small animal survival surgery is required.
Ability to handle live rodents in experimental settings
Proficiency in small animal surgery and animal behavioral assessments.
Attention to detail and ability to attend to, comprehend and follow verbal instructions and written or published protocols.
Good communication and interpersonal skills for communicating effectively and courteously with PI and lab personnel.
Working knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet programs such as Microsoft Word and Excel.

About Research Corporation
The WVURC was created as a not-for-profit corporation in 1985 to support research (R1) at West Virginia University. We provide evaluation, development, patenting, management, and marketing services for inventions of the faculty, staff and students of the University.

The WVURC receives and administers funds awarded by external agencies for research and other activities and is responsible for helping protect intellectual property through patents, copyrights and licensing agreements for start-up companies based on University research.

Creating an inclusive, engaged, and dynamic environment is core to WVURC's mission. We welcome candidates who can contribute a range of ideas, approaches and experiences.

West Virginia University Research Corporation is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer. We value diversity among its employees and invites applications from all qualified applicants regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, nationality, genetics, disability, or Veteran status.

Job Posting : Jun 20, 2022Posting Classification: Research CorporationExemption Status: Non-ExemptBenefits Eligible: Yes Schedule : Full-time
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