Research Student Per Diem BWH Neurology / Dr. Cox at Brigham & Women's Hospital(BWH) in Boston, Massachusetts

Posted in Other 9 days ago.





Job Description:

A student research training opportunity is available in the investigation of gut-brain interactions in neurologic diseases, including multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Working under general supervision from Laura Cox and other lab members, the student will execute protocols involving a variety of routine and non-routine experiments at a professional level, and troubleshoot and implement modifications on existing techniques, as appropriate. The student may suggest alternate technical routes and suggest options based upon research in the literature. Calculates, transcribes, and analyzes data using proper techniques. This is a great opportunity for a student who is looking for research experience.



Qualifications

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:



  • Maintain (breed) and genotype (PCR) transgenic mice, to euthanize/perfuse mice, extract organs (i.e. brain, plasma, intestines) and conduct protein extractions and histological sections.

  • Administer microbiota inteventions, including live bacteria, whole microbiota, or antibiotics to animal models of neurologic diseases.

  • Assist or perform mouse behavioral studies (motor/cognition)

  • Order reagents and supplies and prepare preparations of needed reagents for all procedures.

  • Perform DNA extractions and microbiome library preparation. Contribute to microbiome sequence analysis.


QUALIFICATIONS:



  • High School Diploma Required.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, excellent oral and written communication.


SKILLS/ABILITIES/COMPETENCIES REQUIRED:



  • Ability to work well independently.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills to be able to interact with a variety of people.

  • Strong team player and can communicate well within an interdisciplinary team.

  • High level of organizational skills with strong attention to detail.

  • Ability to follow directions and protocol requirements.


WORKING CONDITIONS:



  • Normal laboratory environment.

  • May be exposed, under controlled conditions, to hazardous materials.






EEO Statement

BWH is an Affirmative Action Employer. By embracing diverse skills, perspectives and ideas, we choose to lead. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, national origin, sex, age, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation, military service, genetic information, and/or other status protected under law. We will ensure that all individuals with a disability are provided a reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment.
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