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Research & Laboratory, Full Time
CONTEXT OF THE JOB:
The Keeler (https://keelerlab.bio.udel.edu/)
and Lim Labs (https://limlab.bio.udel.edu/) in
the Department of Biological Sciences (https://www.bio.udel.edu/) at the
University of Delaware are seeking a limited term researcher. We
are building a collaborative project investigating the neural
underpinning of the pathophysiology of osteoarthritis. Using
cutting-edge imaging techniques, we will characterize the neurons
innervating the knee and temporomandibular joints. We are seeking a
motivated researcher to work closely with Drs. Keeler and Lim to
build this project. Under the supervision of Drs. Keeler and Lim,
the limited term researcher will conduct experiments to support
this collaborative project, help develop the experimental workflow,
maintain a detailed laboratory notebook describing experimental
methods and results, participate in research discussions, and
interpret research results. This position offers the opportunity
for motivated candidates to gain technical and leadership skills in
two growing labs at UD.
- Plan, organize, and conduct research using mouse models.
- Operate basic laboratory equipment (centrifuges, pH meters,
analytical balances, and gel documentation systems).
- Exhibit proficiency with immunostaining and fluorescence
- Comfort with R and Python to analyze large datasets is
preferred but not necessary.
- Willingness to learn new techniques, take initiative and pivot
when research priorities change.
- Provide technical assistance to others in the lab as
- Maintain laboratory stocks, antibody records and reagents.
- Maintain a colony of genetically modified mice including mouse
genealogy and breeding strategies, and a bank of mouse tissue and
- Maintain an inventory of lab supplies and equipment, reorder
lab supplies, and track new orders of equipment and supplies.
- Comply with Department of Environmental Health and Safety,
OSHA, and biohazard safety standards and promote workplace
- Participate in laboratory meetings and present scientific
projects at departmental meetings.
We encourage applications from enthusiastic researchers with
diverse backgrounds who have a strong interest basic biomedical
research and demonstrated organizational abilities.
- MS or PhD in Biology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology,
Neurobiology, Neuroscience, Biomedical Sciences, Bioengineering or
a related field with at least 1 year of bench experience.
- Experience in mouse husbandry, tissue dissection,
epifluorescence and/or confocal microscopy, and especially
immunostaining are encouraged to apply.
- Knowledge of standard molecular and cell biology principles and
research methods, as well as knowledge of basic laboratory
- Excellent organization skills; excellent written and oral
communication skills; knowledge and skill working with Microsoft
software (Excel, word, powerpoint); demonstrate the ability to work
independently and contribute to a team environment; help to create
and maintain a positive and supportive laboratory environment; be
enthusiastic about learning new techniques.
- Demonstrated understanding and consideration of the differing
needs and concerns of individuals with varying identities,
cultures, and backgrounds.
- Committed to fostering a workplace culture of belonging, where
diversity is celebrated, and equity is a core value
To apply, please submit (1) a cover letter that briefly
highlights your research experience, current research interests and
career goals. (2) CV that demonstrates your research experience,
technical expertise, organizational abilities and leadership roles.
(3) Names and contact information for 3 references. Applications
will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
- Work environment may include working in a cold room for short
periods of time.
- Frequently required to use personal protective equipment to
prevent exposure to hazardous materials.
- Exposure to rodent animal models on a regular basis
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- With or without assistance, must be able to lift up to 20
- Requires dexterity in handling delicate and hazardous
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