The Zlokovicâs laboratory is internationally recognized for research contributions in Alzheimerâs disease, stroke, and other neurodegenerative disorders. The lab is also interested in developing blood-brain barrier/NVU cell-specific biomarkers and provides biomarker core service supporting USC ADRC and program project on Alzheimerâs disease. State-of-the-art imaging and cellular and molecular methods are available for studies of brain vascular and neuronal functions.
The candidate should have experience in processing and analyses of biofluid samples by ELISA or similar biochemical assays and experience in basic molecular techniques such as PCR and preparing samples for genotyping and sequencing.
The candidate should maintain accurate records of experimental procedures, coordinate the shipment of biofluid samples from collaborators, maintain an up-to-date inventory of biofluid samples, perform data analysis, and comply with all laboratory safety protocols.
The candidate will conduct experiments under the supervision of senior lab personnel, supporting the biomarker core.
The candidate should have good communication and organizational skills.
Minimum Experience: 2 years
Minimum Field of Expertise: Basic principles of biochemistry.
Preferred Education: Master's degree in biochemistry, biology, neuroscience, or related field.
Provides general laboratory assistance to support research activities. Conducts research experiments in accordance with laboratory and safety protocols. Performs assignments which are non-routine and vary in complexity with minimal direction. Compiles data and computes results for a variety of research procedures, tests and techniques.
Minimum Education: Associate's degree, Specialized/technical training, Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum educationMinimum Experience: 2 yearsMinimum Field of Expertise: Working knowledge of laboratory equipment and research protocols. Knowledge of computer analysis techniques and ability to provide routine analysis and interpretation of research data.
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