Job Title: Research Technician I Job Family: Research
Job Code: 000319 Grade: 13 FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Department: Neurology

The position is for a research technician I in the laboratory of Assistant Professor Ksenia Kastanenka. The research technician will organize and conduct a variety of laboratory experiments and data analysis under the supervision of a mentor. Research in the Kastanenka laboratory is targeted toward understanding and treating Alzheimer’s disease using state-of-the-art technology such as optogenetics and multiphoton microscopy. The ideal candidate will be thoughtful, enthusiastic, and motivated towards becoming an active team member.
Individuals from diverse backgrounds, including those from underrepresented populations as defined below are encouraged to apply:

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The laboratory technician’s primary duties will involve conducting brain surgeries on mice, brain tissue processing and staining for immunofluorescence microscopy. The successful candidate will be trained to acquire all the necessary skills, and no prior experience is expected. However, candidates with experience in rodent surgeries or immunofluorescence experiments are encouraged to apply.
In addition to the above-mentioned duties, the research technician responsibilities will include the following:
• Prepares basic solutions and performs base-level procedures as assigned (i.e. – pipetting, brain dissection, tissue processing, etc.)
• Maintains laboratory notebook
• Understands and applies basic scientific techniques
• Sets up and prepares routine experiments as directed
• Prepares lab reagents, chemicals, instruments and equipment
• May perform independent literature searches
• Assists with organizing materials for publication or presentation
• Maintains and orders supplies