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Research Assistant

Employer
Carthage College
Location
Wisconsin, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Jul 20, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Biology & Life Sciences
Employment Level
Administrative
Employment Type
Full Time
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Duties & Responsibilities

The Neuroscience Department at Carthage College is seeking a Research Assistant to work in the NIH-funded program of Dr. Steve Henle. the Research Assistant will have the opportunity to work in nearly all facets of Dr. Henle's research program. The successful applicant will provide research support and help coordinate daily operations for a series of projects. Dr. Henle's research focuses on understanding the role of the hippo signaling pathway and the cytoskeleton in eye development, degeneration, and regeneration using the zebrafish model system. The critical work of this position is to provide research assistance, including: collecting, organizing and analyzing data breeding, genotyping, and developing new zebrafish lines, as well as basic operations for Dr. Henle's research related to his NIH grant. In the future, a very successful research assistant may move on to additional roles that include scientific writing and independent project planning. Priorities will be determined by a combination of deadlines, PI needs, and project needs. The research assistant will interact regularly with the project team members, including Dr. Henle and undergraduate students, to review outcomes and milestones related to the project.

The Carthage Neuroscience department is housed in a newly expanded and renovated science center that includes more than $1.5 million in instrument and equipment investments. The College is focused on undergraduate teaching and research.

Founded in 1847, Carthage combines an environment of reflection and self-discovery with a culture of high expectation, so that our students uncover and ignite their true potential. As a four-year private liberal arts college with roots in the Lutheran tradition, we place a strong emphasis on both moral and intellectual values. Our prime location in Kenosha, Wisconsin, midway between Chicago and Milwaukee is home to 155 full-time faculty, 2600 full-time students, and 900 part-time students.

Basic Qualifications

  • A Bachelor's degree in a scientific field. Basic molecular/cellular biology experience. Strong organizational skills. Ability to work well in group setting and individually.

Additional Qualifications

  • Experience working with zebrafish is strongly preferred, but experience with other animal systems will be considered a plus as well. Previous research experience is also preferred, especially in using techniques such as PCR, immunohistochemistry, and microscopy.
  • 0 years of full-time research experience are required.

Additional Information

  • This is a term position for one year with the possibility of renewal based on funding.
  • This position is a fully benefited salary position.
  • Carthage College is not able to provide visa sponsorship for this position.

Institutional Information

Founded in 1847, Carthage College combines an environment of reflection and self-discovery with a culture of high expectation, so that our students uncover and ignite their true potential. As a four-year private liberal arts college with roots in the Lutheran tradition, we place a strong emphasis on both moral and intellectual values. Our prime location in Kenosha, Wisconsin, midway between Chicago and Milwaukee, allows students the opportunity to learn in a professional context. Our beautiful campus, an 80-acre arboretum on the shore of Lake Michigan is home to 150 scholars, 2,600 full-time students, and 400 part-time students. Our rich academic experience equips students with foundational knowledge and skills, preparing graduates to be lifelong learners and to lead meaningful, productive lives.

Carthage College is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse community. We welcome applications from a broad spectrum of people, including members of ethnic minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, protected veteran status or status as an individual with a disability.

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