Position title: Lab and Research Technician 2
Organization: University of Virginia
Location: Charlottesville, VA, USA
The Coutinho-Budd lab (coutinhobuddlab.com) at the University of Virginia Department of Neuroscience and the Center for Brain Immunology and Glia is seeking an enthusiastic laboratory technician (Lab and Research Technician II) to perform and assist with research projects and laboratory management.
The Technician will be responsible for assisting in research related to cellular and molecular mechanisms of glial biology in Drosophila melanogaster. We are particularly interested in understanding molecular mechanisms underlying glial function and interactions with nearby neurons and glia in the healthy and diseased nervous system. Our research involves a number of techniques and approaches in cell biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, and genetics, including the use of genetically-modified animals combined with brain microdissection, immunohistochemistry, confocal microscopy, PCR and other DNA preparation, Western blots, data analysis, and other techniques as needed. Additional responsibilities include ordering lab supplies, maintaining Drosophila stocks and lab equipment, and helping to train undergraduate students. The position includes opportunities that will result in authorship on academic publications, and the potential to attend and present your work at scientific conferences.
Preferred qualifications include a bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience or related field, and prior research experience in cell and molecular biology. Previous research with Drosophila is encouraged, but not required.
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Contact information: Please apply via the link provided. Contact Jaeda Coutinho-Budd (Jaeda.Coutinho-Budd@virginia.edu) with questions.