The Lorson lab focuses upon neurodegenerative diseases, including the generation of novel animal models and therapeutics for diseases such as Spinal Muscular Atrophy and SMARD1. The group is highly interactive and requires a team-oriented individual. Technical skills sought in the candidate include, proficiency in DNA and RNA analysis, cloning, tissue culture, immunohistochemistry, and PCR. Neuro-related skills such as muscle and nerve analysis is desired. Team-oriented research requiring strong interpersonal skills. Reliable, dependable, and able to work weekends when needed. Detail-oriented and able to maintain meticulous notes for animal colony breeding.
Experience in transgenic models of disease. Will be responsible for working with large rodent (mouse) colonies, coordinating breeding, genotyping, and phenotyping.
Prior molecular biology experience in DNA/RNA analysis, including PCR, RT-PCR.
Train and supervise incoming laboratory personnel in molecular biology applications.
Candidates are expected to assist and participate in the preparation of funding proposals and manuscripts.
Ph.D. in Veterinary Pathobiology, or related field.
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