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
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.
- A Bachelor’s degree in a scientific field. Basic
molecular/cellular biology experience. Strong organizational
skills. Ability to work well in group setting and
- 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
- 0 years of full-time research experience are required.
- 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
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.