The Molliver lab is seeking an engaged and enthusiastic individual as a laboratory manager in the Department of Biomedical Sciences, available immediately. Our NIH-funded research program focuses on molecular mechanisms underlying neuronal plasticity in chronic pain disorders, with an emphasis on intracellular signaling and proteomics. The individual will be responsible for administrative aspects of running the laboratory (ordering, record-keeping, etc) and actively involved in collaborative laboratory research under the direct supervision of the Principal Investigator. Expertise with basic molecular biology techniques and working with mice is highly desirable. This position requires a bachelors in the life sciences and at least two years of relevant experience or a master’s degree. Independent research projects, including authorship on publications and presentation at national conferences, can be arranged if desired.
Ordering and maintenance of lab stocks and supplies, management of accounts
Genotyping of transgenic mouse lines
Providing research support for other lab members
Performing experiments; techniques may include:
-mRNA/protein isolation and microdissection
-RT-PCR (real-time, endpoint and single cell)
-1D/2D PAGE, Western blotting and phospho-protein profiling
-co-immunoprecipitation and affinity purification-mass spectrometry
-production of primary neuronal cultures and cell lines
- additional basic molecular biology techniques including transfections and cloning
Maintain excellent records and documentation of research results
Comply with all safety and performance standards.