Research Assistant 4
(Mouse Physiological Phenotyping Core (MPPC)) Working with a high degree of independence and under general direction, the Research Assistant 4 will coordinate major activities in medical and related technical areas. The research assistant (skilled animal surgeon) will coordinate and perform various survival surgery techniques in small animals and be responsible for properly providing subsequent animal care. In addition, the research assistant will perform various analyses on blood and tissue samples using a variety of biochemical techniques. This position involves working in a dynamic work environment with shifting priorities to meet specific project goals for multiple investigators in various areas of Physiology (including cardiac, neural and renal) and working with whole animal models.
(Osei-Owusu Lab) The Research Assistant 2 will work under general supervision to plan and carry out research work related to studies investigating the role of signal transduction regulation in cardiovascular and kidney health and disease. The research assistant will work closely with other lab members and focus on research involving integrative physiology characterization of the cardiovascular and renal systems in health and disease using animal models. The research assistant will perform a wide array of whole animal physiology, and cellular and molecular biology experiments using microsurgery, organ harvesting, gel electrophoresis, western blots, bacterial transformation and culture, and other in vitro techniques. This position will utilize excellent problem-solving skills and interpersonal skills to assist the principal investigator with laboratory management. This position will work with animals.