Research Associate-Pharmacology (JYH)

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Staff
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200220 Requisition #
This position provides senior-level support. Performs basic or applied research of a limited scope, primarily using existing theories and methods. Assists in the interpretation and publication of results and grants. Assists in initiating, executing and completing the clinical research and experiments. Prepares and writes research papers, presentations, grant proposals, etc. Primary responsibility is ensuring that the research is complete. Performs a variety of tests requiring a high degree of proficiency. Evaluates experiment results using complex statistical and multivariate analysis.

Specifically, this role will support a Primary Investigator within the Department of Pharmacology. This role will investigate cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying the pathophysiology of neurological diseases and disorders such as stroke, Huntington’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease, and identify novel therapeutic targets for these devastating diseases with a focus on the role of epigenetic regulation and microRNAs, and on protein regulation and degradation such as ubiquitination and autophagy.

The laboratory is supported by start-up funds as well as extramural research grants. The lab space is newly renovated and consists of culture work, molecular work and animal workspaces. The facilities provide resources to utilize a variety of approaches including confocal biomedical imaging, flow cytometry, molecular biology, bioinformatics, vivarium, behavioral studies and animal surgery. For more information about the Primary Investigator, please click this link https://www.linkedin.com/in/jee-yeon-hwang-71822843/ or https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Jee_Yeon_Hwang

Ideal candidate will be highly self-motivated and be able to lead a research project. Selected candidate will be expected to participate in writing manuscripts and scientific reports. Selected candidate should be able to design, execute and troubleshoot experiments and to analyze and interpret results independently.

This position will work Monday to Friday; 9am-5:30pm; depending upon research needs position may require evening, weekend, and holiday work. 
Qualifications:
Master's Degree in areas of biology, neuroscience or a related field of Science;
5+ year's research lab experience

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
Strong ability to interpret data and to troubleshoot and resolve technical issues;
Strong background on neurological disorders and diseases;
Hands-on experience on advanced neuroscience, biochemistry, molecular and cell biology techniques with a variety of in vitro and in vivo models of neurological disorders and disease is required;
Previous experience in primary neuronal cell and cell line culture is required;
Previous experience in rodent surgery and/or genetically engineered animal models is required;
Previous experience in surgical global ischemia model (4-vessel occlusion) and/or MCAO model is desired
Strong experience with a confocal microscopy and imaging analysis is desired;
Experience with GWAS, behavioral studies, or electrophysiology is a plus;
Ability to work independently as well as in a team;
Strong verbal and written communication skills;
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite to include Word, Excel; PowerPoint and Outlook;
Ability to work evenings, weekends, and holidays depending upon research needs

Physical Requirements:
Seeing: 75 – 100%
Hearing: 50 – 74%
Standing/Climbing/Mobility: 50 – 74%
Lifting/Pulling/Pushing: 25 – 49 % (pound: 15 lbs.)
Fingering/Grasping/Feeling: 75-100%
Travel: Yes
Exposure to Blood Borne pathogens: Yes
Working with Animals (rodents): Yes
  
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Disclosure Statement:
This description describes the general nature of work to be performed and does not include an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, or abilities required. Regular, reliable attendance is an essential function and all employees are required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties as requested by their supervisor. Employees may also be required to work in excess of normal working hours as workloads and seasonal activities necessitate. A complete description is available in the Human Resource office located at 3006 Webster Street Omaha, NE. Creighton University reserves the right to modify duties, responsibilities and activities at any time with or without notice.

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