[visionlist] Please post - Research Assistant opening at University of Rochester (Pinaud lab)

Raphael Pinaud pinaud at bcs.rochester.edu
Sat Sep 8 19:08:13 GMT 2007


Applications are invited for a full-time Research Assistant position 
in the group of Dr. Raphael Pinaud, Department of Brain and Cognitive 
Sciences, University of Rochester. Work in our lab is focused on the 
molecular and cellular mechanisms of experience-dependent plasticity 
in the visual and auditory systems. We aim to characterize the 
molecular machinery and cascades that are impacted by sensory 
processing and learning, and memory formation. In addition, our group 
aims at establishing causal links between experience-regulated 
molecules and the physiology of neural circuits and behavior. For 
more information visit <http://www.pinaudlab.org>http://www.pinaudlab.org .

The principle responsibilities of the Research Assistant will be to 
conduct standard molecular biology techniques (e.g., cloning, PCR, 
genotyping), tissue preparation for histology (cryostat sectioning), 
in-situ hybridization and immunocytochemical procedures. In addition, 
the Research Assistant will be involve in some behavioral work, 
animal breeding and will provide organizational support for the lab 
(e.g., day-to-day ordering of equipment and laboratory maintenance). 
The ideal candidate will have rigorous training in molecular biology, 
in-situ hybridization and immunocytochemistry, in addition to 
histological routines. Experience with viral vectors, proteomics and 
surgical procedures are a plus, but not a requirement. Applicants 
should have a BSc/MSc/PhD in Molecular and Cell Biology or other 
relevant discipline, be interested in neurobiology, have a strong 
work ethic, and have previous experience with methods in molecular 
biology. Ability to work and communicate within a team is a must.

This full-time position is available immediately. A 1-year commitment 
is required but a 2-year commitment is strongly preferred. Salary 
will be commensurate with experience and competitive benefits are 
provided. Applications will be reviewed immediately and continue 
until the position is filled. Candidates should e-mail a short letter 
of interest, a detailed CV with a summary of research experiences, 
and the names and contact information of three referees, to Dr. 
Raphael Pinaud, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, 
University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, 14627. E-mail: 
<mailto:pinaud at bcs.rochester.edu>pinaud at bcs.rochester.edu .

Raphael Pinaud, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences
117 Meliora Hall - River Campus
University of Rochester
Rochester, NY   14627
Tel: 585-276-4024 (office)
Fax: 585-442-9216
E-mail: <mailto:pinaud at bcs.rochester.edu>pinaud at bcs.rochester.edu 
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