Job Requisition Number: 25936. The Kaufer lab is studying how does the brain deal with perturbations like stress, Traumatic brain injuryaging, and what are the mechanisms underlying trajectories of resilience vs. vulnerability. To address this, we are taking a multi-systems approach incorporating molecular, biochemical, electrophysiological, and behavioral analyses in rat and mouse models.
The person in this position will be responsible for animal procedures such as performing daily intraperitoneal, subcutaneous, and/or intravenous mouse injections, carrying out mouse perfusion for brain fixation and sample preservation/storage, and running standardized rodent behavioral assays.
• Mouse colony maintenance (including breeding, weaning, and euthanasia) • Genotyping • Lab manager responsibilities (maintaining equipment, updating protocols, acting as lab safety coordinator) • Lab procedures such as RNA extraction and protein extraction, running RT-qPCRs, mouse genotyping, preparation of brain tissue samples by cryosectioning, staining tissue samples, and taking micrograph images of samples.• Able to work effectively with and respond to collaborators and other lab members and meet their needs • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail • Able to follow written protocols and perform basic molecular biology assays • Strong ability to multi-task and work with others • Experience with mouse behavior testing • Strong understanding of mouse genetics • Experience troubleshooting and optimizing PCR
Education/Training: • Bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience, Psychology, Biology or related field and 2+ years experience working with rodents, including training and expertise with behavior testing, or equivalent experience/training This position is governed by the terms and conditions in the agreement for the Technical Unit (TX) between the University of California and the University Professional and Technical Employees (UPTE). The current bargaining agreement manual can be found at: http://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/labor/bargaining-units/tx/index.html
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