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The Setton Laboratory has an immediate need for an individual to work with a multidisciplinary orthopaedic research group studying pathomechanisms and treatment strategies for spine and joint diseases. The individual will be responsible for processing analyses of results from preclinical and in vitro models of musculoskeletal pathology including microscopy, histology, medical imaging, and associated computer code development. The individual will also contribute to new protocol development for optical and electrical measurements of neuronal cells and other cell types in animal models of pathology.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Obtain and log human tissue specimens from the operating rooms and other areas as required. Label, file and maintain records of all tissue and fluid samples.
Develop optical assays of calcium imaging in studies of ion channel activation for neuronal cell populations and other cell types of relevance to musculoskeletal disease.
Assist in overseeing the activities of students in working with animal models and data analysis
Prepare equipment and reagents for processing, embedding, microtome cutting and mounting of tissue, as well as cryostat sectioning. Perform routine and special staining techniques.
Assist more senior staff in drafting sections of protocols, scientific articles and development of figures to be used in manuscripts and grant preparation.
Excellent teaming and oral communication skills
Attention to detail and to note-taking in all lab work
Diligence in meeting deadlines for protocol development, working with collaborators, grant deadlines and more
Well-suited to an individual with an interest in medical education
Experience in one or more of the following areas is desirable:
Microscopy and digital image analysis
Cell electrophysiology and ion channel activation
Histological processing and sectioning
Immunochemistry including histological staining, immunoblotting, and ELISA
General laboratory management
B.A. or B.S. degree in biomedical engineering, chemistry, biochemistry, biology, or a related field.
The hiring range for this position is $12.89 - $15.97 per hour.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
This position is full-time and works approximately 37.5 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Biomedical Engineering. This position is for the Danforth Campus.
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