Research Technician

Marquette University

Wisconsin
Posted 4 months ago

A research technician position is available immediately to work on an NIH funded study in the laboratory of Dr. Kristi Streeter, Ph.D., in the Department of Physical Therapy at Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI. The lab is focused on investigating the role of respiratory afferents in cardiorespiratory control, the mechanisms by which afferents induce respiratory motor plasticity, and the therapeutic potential of respiratory afferent activation after cervical spinal cord injury. Current studies utilize a multi-disciplinary approach including behavioral studies, neurophysiological preparations, and molecular techniques.

The major responsibilities will include performing neurophysiology experiments, analyzing data, and processing tissue. In addition, the successful applicant will be expected to participate in general lab maintenance including ordering supplies; organizing and maintaining files and records; preparing solutions and reagents for experiments; etc. Participation in both independent research as well as working on a research team is expected.

Required knowledge, skills and abilities:  A Bachelor’s degree in Biology and/or related field with 1-2 years of lab experience, preferably with rodents. Must be willing to work flexible hours as necessary. The successful candidate will be expected to: work independently, communicate effectively in both written reports and oral presentations, and work well in a team setting. Proficiency in using Word, Excel, PowerPoint, are necessary.

 Preferred knowledge, skills and abilities: A Bachelor’s degree and preferably a Master’s degree in Biology, or related field. Previous experience with electrophysiology, surgery, animal handling, basic molecular biology techniques, immunohistochemistry, tissue processing and/or data analysis utilizing Spike2, MATLAB, Illustrator and Photoshop are desirable.

For more information or to apply see: Research Technician, Neurophysiology

 

Kristi Streeter, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Physical Therapy
Marquette University
Milwaukee, WI

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