GENERAL SUMMARY OF POSITION:
Under the direction of the Principal Investigator or Designee, the Research Associate performs a variety of complex research experiments.
The Landers Lab (https://www.umassmed.edu/landerslab/) has an ongoing project investigating the common mechanisms involved in ALS neurodegeneration to identify universal therapeutic targets capable of blocking the disease progression of all forms of ALS. We are seeking an experienced Research Associate to test the in vivo efficacy of a potential therapeutic target using mouse models of ALS. Techniques utilized include transgenic mice behavioral studies, cell culture, fluorescent imaging, and other molecular, cellular and biochemical approaches. Successful candidates will have the ability to work independently and coordinate multiple activities concurrently with a high attention to detail. Candidates should be highly organized, hard-working and have strong writing, verbal and interpersonal skills.
Under the direction of the Principal Investigator, or designee
May functionally supervise Lab Technicians and Aides
ENVIRONMENTAL WORKING CONDITIONS:
Wet chemistry laboratory, and may require appropriate contact with biohazards, radionuclides, toxins, animals, and human specimens.