two technician positions available

Linda Restifo LLR at neurobio.arizona.edu
Wed Jan 31 17:02:48 EST 2001


Two Technician Positions Available: Drosophila developmental
neurogenetics

Arizona Research Laboratories Division of Neurobiology
University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ  85721

Job Titles: Research Specialist
Beginning: Spring 2001
Salary: high $20s - low 30s, depending on experience
Each position is funded by a 5-year NIH grant.

Position 1

Project: hormonal and genetic control of neuronal remodeling during
brain development

Job duties will include preparation of primary neuronal cultures from
dissected Drosophila brains; immunostaining and fluorescence (including
confocal) microscopy of whole brains and cultured neurons; basic genetic
manipulations; computer-based analysis of neuronal size and shape.  This
position will involve working with a postdoctoral research associate.

Required qualifications: stereomicroscopy and compound microscopy
experience; immunostaining experience; excellent organizational and
communication skills.

Preferred qualifications: experience with microdissection; confocal
microscopy; cell/tissue culture; computer graphics & image anaysis.


Position 2

Project: cellular and molecular genetic analysis of CNS metamorphosis

Job duties will include neuroanatomical analysis of mutant brain
phenotypes using immunostaining and histological methods; PCR and
Southern analysis of mutant alleles; transcript localization by in situ
hybridization; sequence analysis using online databases; ordering of
supplies and equipment.  This position will involve supervision of one
or more undergraduate lab assistants.

Required qualifications: understanding of basic Mendelian genetics;
molecular biology/genetics experience; stereomicroscopy and compound
microscopy experience; excellent organizational and communication
skills.

Preferred qualifications: experience with Drosophila genetics, including
P-element insertional mutagenesis; immunostaining and/or histochemistry;
microdissection; computer-based sequence analysis.

For further information, please contact Dr. Linda Restifo
(LLR at neurobio.arizona.edu).  To apply for either position, please send a
detailed resume with names of three references to:

Dr. Linda L. Restifo
Arizona Research Laboratories Division of Neurobiology
611 Gould-Simpson Bldg.
University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ  85721-0077
USA
phone:   (520) 621-9821
FAX:     (520) 621-8282

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files.  Thanks.

The University of Arizona is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
employer.
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