Associate Research Specialist | Batten Disease Translational Research
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Facility: Sanford Center Building
Location: Sioux Falls, SD
Address: 2301 East 60th St N, Sioux Falls, SD 57104, USA
Shift: 8 Hours - Day Shifts
Job Schedule: Full time
Weekly Hours: 40.00
Entry level position for a candidate with limited or no laboratory research experience. Assists other research investigators by performing non-complex research and experimentation following established protocols. Performs routine lab and equipment maintenance, such as cleaning glassware, counter tops and equipment. May be responsible for calibration of instruments. Sets up and operates various scientific apparatus. Assists with research projects as directed. Makes intellectual contributions to current research activities and contributes to the design of experiments and new techniques. Prepares and weighs samples for testing and analysis. Conducts tests, assays and other protocols under the direction of a senior researcher. Properly documents procedural actions as well as results. Analyzes and/or summarizes findings. Reviews and researches current literature as directed by senior research investigator(s) related to current research projects.
The Weimer Lab draws on expertise in cell and molecular biology, genetics and behavioral neuroscience to answer questions that bridge from basic mechanisms to translational and clinical approaches to treat human disease. These questions answer how and why various scaffolding or “signaling complex” form in neurons, how disruption in these complexes can contribute to human disease and determine if these complexes may serve as druggable targets.
Specifically, the team explores a number of mechanisms involved in neural stem cell proliferation, neuronal polarity and axonal outgrowth and trafficking with the hope of advancing our knowledge of neurobiology and aiding in the future treatment of rare neural developmental disorders including various forms of Batten disease.
Bachelor's degree in a clinical, health or life science field required.
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Job Function: Research
Req Number: R-28461