The Pennington Biomedical Research Center, a research facility of the Louisiana State University System, seeks a qualified research associate for a position in the Blood-Brain Barrier Group. The focus will be how sleep disturbance and intermittent hypoxia promote neurodegeneration. In the wet lab, the researcher will take responsibility in animal behavioral and pharmacological assays, survival brain surgery, telemetry monitoring, and data analysis, tissue preparation for immunohistochemistry, protein and mRNA quantification, breeding colony maintenance, and studies on cultured cells. In the human sleep lab, the researcher will interact closely with registered polysomnographic technologists and coordinate clinical studies.
The candidate should have a doctoral degree in Neuroscience. We will only consider candidates who are experienced in mouse neurosurgery, hardworking, honest, and motivated to work efficiently. The candidate is expected to have excellent procedural learning, willingness to communicate timely to resolve problems and update the progress of the projects, and ability to work independently. Background in oxytocin and opioid peptide research is preferred.
Apply online at: http://lsusystemcareers.lsu.edu