Advertised Summary Job Description: Studies focus on the histological and molecular analysis of the visual systems, both the eye and central pathways. The projects and workflow originate from multiple laboratories. Work will involve tissue sectioning on cryostat, freezing and paraffin microtomes and vibratome. Analysis of tissue sections will require basic staining, training will also be available. The Technician will provide assistance to students and postdoctoral fellows in the laboratory and will perform high throughput work. Duties will include preparation of solutions, ordering and maintaining supplies and record keeping. The incumbent must follow instructions, and schedule work requests in an organized timely manner.
General Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree and at least one and one-half years of related experience or equivalent in training, education, and/or experience plus experience in histology is required. Excellent computer skills required, ability to undertake multiple tasks.
The candidate selected for this position is required to undergo a drug screening test prior to a final offer of employment being made.
Additional Specific Minimum Qualifications:
Preferred Qualifications: Experience and training in histological preparations, on the rodent, human and/or primate visual system.
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