Professional Research Assistant

first_imgWhat We Can OfferStarting Salary is $33,280/year.BenefitsThe University of Colorado offers excellent benefits , including medical, dental,retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. TheUniversity of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers inBoulder County and offers an inspiring higher educationenvironment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder .Be StatementsBe Adaptable. Be Proactive. Be Boulder.What We Require Resume/CVCover LetterOne Letter of Recommendation (not confidential) dated withinthe last 2 years Review of applications will begin on Wednesday, April 21,2021Note: Applications materials will not be accepted via email. Forconsideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.Posting Contact InformationPosting Contact Name: Jerry StitzelPosting Contact Email: [email protected] This position will be for a 75% or higher FTE.Must be available to work mornings Monday through Friday and afew hours occasionally on the weekend. Bachelor’s degree in Biology or related field.Experience with Microsoft Excel and Google Sheets. What Your Key Responsibilities Will BeMajor responsibilities will be to assist with behavioral testing ofmice, preparation of materials needed for the project, collectionof tissue samples, and data entry. Individual will also be expectedto contribute to routine lab maintenance.What You Should Knowcenter_img Previous experience working with mice, strong organizationalskills and detail-oriented.Ability to work independently once trained. Job SummaryThe Molecular Neurogenetics Laboratory at the University ofColorado’s Institute for Behavioral Genetics is encouragingapplications for a Professional Research Assistant. The PRA will bepart of a research team that is studying the molecular, genetic andphysiological basis of nicotine addiction. The main responsibilityof the PRA will be to assist with an ongoing project designed tomap genes that influence nicotine consumption in mice.The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building aculturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and studentsdedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. Weare an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans andindividuals with disabilities.Who We AreThe Stitzel laboratory utilizes mouse genetic models and in vitroapproaches to understand the molecular and physiological mechanismsleading to nicotine dependence and co-morbid psychiatric conditionssuch as schizophrenia and ADHD. Current studies include:identifying novel genes that influence nicotineconsumptiondetermining the functional consequence and mechanism of actionof genetic variants known to impact the risk for nicotinedependenceestablishing mechanisms through which nicotine exposure inutero increases the offspring’s risk for nicotine dependence, ADHDand other neuropsychiatric conditions andunderstanding the mechanisms through which nicotine withdrawaldisrupts sleep and how this information can lead to bettertreatments for smoking cessation. What We Would Like You To Have Special InstructionsTo apply, please submit the following materials:last_img

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