University of Pittsburgh
The Cunningham Laboratory at the University of Pittsburgh is actively recruiting a research technician to work in the lab. The lab is interested in the neural and sensory biology of the auditory system, with a particular emphasis on the function of the mammalian cochlea. Our goals are to uncover molecular and cellular mechanisms of normal auditory processing, to elucidate the biological origins and pathophysiologies of hearing loss, and to contribute to the development of novel therapies for auditory disorders. The lab utilizes cutting-edge techniques including the generation and analysis of novel genetic mouse models combined with biochemistry, molecular biology, histology, viral vectors, and high-resolution fluorescent microscopic imaging.
More information about the Cunningham Lab is located at thecunninghamlab.com
The technician will be an integral part of the research team, helping to setup and maintain the lab and perform experiments. The technician will work closely with the PI to plan, execute, document and analyze experiments. These will include molecular biology, immunohistochemistry, western blotting/biochemistry, cell culture, and fluorescent imaging. The ideal candidate will be able to work collaboratively and contribute to a positive, dynamic, and team-oriented lab atmosphere. Prior experience with molecular biology, biochemistry and/or immunohistochemistry is highly desirable. Experience with cell culture or rodent models is also preferred.
The Cunningham Laboratory is a member of the Pittsburgh Hearing Research Center at the University of Pittsburgh, which brings together basic and clinical auditory researchers with the aim of understanding auditory function and developing new therapies. The lab is located in the Department of Otolaryngology and the Pittsburgh Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases (PIND) and has access to excellent shared and core facilities.
The University of Pittsburgh has a strong and vibrant research environment and is consistently in the top 10 in the United States in NIH funding. Neurobiology and Auditory research are strengths at the University.
Pittsburgh is frequently listed as one of the best places to live in the United States, with numerous cultural and outdoor opportunities in addition to reasonable cost of living.
Interested candidates should email a brief statement of research interests, a CV, and the names and contact information of three references to Dr. Chris Cunningham (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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