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Research Associate WPIC (McClung Lab)

Description

The McClung Lab studies the molecular basis of psychiatric diseases with a focus on the role of circadian rhythms and sleep.  We work with both rodent models and human tissue.  Our goal is to do translational work that informs the development of novel treatments.  The Research Associate WPIC will help manage and genotype our rodent colony, perform general lab functions (i.e. maintain supplies, glassware, prep tissue and solutions) and will assist graduate students and postdocs with experiments as needed.  

This position is grant funded.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist with recruitment, scheduling appointments, obtaining written consent forms, collecting data by conducting phone or face to face interviews for research project(s).
  • Maintain accurate documentation.

Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree required preferably in Psychology or related field.
  • Familiarity with computers and common software packages required.
  • Prior related work experience in a research setting preferred.
  • Experience working with rodents is preferred.  
  • Working knowledge of research methodology strongly preferred.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Act 34 with renewal

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