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The Department of Pharmacology has an excellent opportunity for a Research Scientist 1.
Research in the Scott lab focuses on studies of spatial and temporal specificity of signal transduction events that are controlled by anchoring proteins or AKAPs. These molecules facilitate rapid signal transduction by optimally positioning protein kinases and phosphatases in the vicinity of their activating signals and close to their substrates. The Research Scientist/Engineer 1 will perform research focusing on the processes involved in signal transduction events which are regulated by a family of A-Kinase Anchoring Proteins (AKAPs) and how these intracellular communication networks can be used to regulate key physiological processes such as neurotransmission, heart rate, glucose dependent homeostasis and cell cycle. The role of AKAPs in disease models of liver cancer, breast cancer and Cushing’s Syndrome will be researched.
RESPONSIBILITIES •Maintenance of a mouse colony comprising of multiple fragile strains. •Perform mouse genotyping and sterile tissue culture for designated projects. •Protein expression and purification. •Culture of human and mouse cancer cell lines and prepare cells for analysis using approaches including PCR, gene cloning and immunohistochemistry. •Microscopy experiments using both wide-field and super resolution imaging. •Prepare experimental reagents. •Document information and maintain detailed records and daily logs in a laboratory notebook. •Data analysis. •Participate in group lab meetings and other academic activities by performing regular presentations of data to the research group. •Maintain awareness of lab safety procedures and documentation of lab safety records. •Contribute results, text and images for grant submissions and presentations. •Present research results at laboratory, departmental and national meetings. •Complete special projects as necessary by assisting senior research scientists. •Other duties as assigned.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS •Bachelor's degree in Biology, Biochemistry, Pharmacology or related field of science. •At least three months of laboratory job-related experience, which can include experience gained as an undergraduate researcher. •Ability to work with mice. •Knowledge in molecular biology techniques. •Previous experience culturing cell lines, sterile technique and PCR. This can include experience gained as an undergraduate researcher.
Equivalent education and/or experience may substitute for minimum requirements.
DESIRED REQUIREMENTS •Attention to detail, ability to acquire new skills with minimal training, and experience with management of multiple mouse colonies.
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