Research Assistant Technician

Oakland University

Rochester, MI

ID: 7121712
Posted: January 20, 2023
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Position Notes
No benefits are associated with this casual position.
COVID-19 vaccinations are now required for all Oakland University students, faculty and staff.

Employee Group/Grade Casual
Job Category Casual Posted
Casual/Temp Classification
Work Schedule Casual (19hrs or less, No Benefits )
Pay Schedule Hour
Number of Hrs./Wk. 19hrs
Position Information
Position Information
Employee's Effective Start Date 01/30/2023
If this is a Temporary position, provide end date or enter N/A for any other position type. n/a
Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in Biology

Desired Qualifications
Background and experience in vision research.
Skills in retina dissection, immunohistochemistry, confocal imaging, genotyping and visual behavior tests.

Position Purpose
Conduct vision research with a focus on retinal morphology and visual behaviors.
Job Duties
Maintain and clean laboratory glassware and equipment
Conduct mouse tail tipping, DNA extraction, and PCR
Perform animal euthanasia, enucleation of eyeballs, retina dissection, and fixation
Cut the retina into vertical slices with the cryostat
Perform immunohistochemistry
Image retina sample with conventional fluorescence microscopy and confocal.
Conduct an optokinetic behavior test
Supervise undergraduate and high school students and volunteers
Present data in local and national meetings
Prepare data for grant applications and publication