Proposes and undertakes a mentored, innovative project or challenge to develop novel molecular therapies for degenerative diseases. Designs and performs in vitro and animal experiments, analyzes and presents the outcome with an emphasis in purine metabolism.
- Read, analyze and summarize published literature
- Design and execute in vitro and in vivo
- Undertake relevant coursework if required by mentor.
- Attend relevant meetings
- Meet regularly with mentor to review project progress and milestones
- Plan and deliver a seminar on the project
- Take administrative (inventory, purchasing, etc. ) responsibilities in the lab when necessary
- Write a final report or submit a manuscript to a peer-reviewed journal describing the project and results
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Applicants should have a PhD or MD/PhD in molecular/cellular biology, genetics, neuroscience, or a related discipline, and should have a demonstrated record of experience working with in vitro and in vivo models and excellent scientific writing skills as well as excellent interpersonal skills with significant expertise in the field of metabolic pathways.
Possible lifting of 10 to 20 lbs., depending on nature of chosen project(s).
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