Assistant Research Fellow - Brain injury due to extremely premature birth
University of Otago
Dunedin, New Zealand
1d ago

The Role

The successful applicant to this Assistant Research Fellow appointment will join Associate Professor Oorschot’s research team, and play an integral role in investigating treatments for brain injury due to extremely premature birth.

You will be involved in, and gain experience with, a wide range of key tasks including :

  • Experiments on changes in oxygen levels, including treatments.
  • Behavioural testing.
  • Serial sectioning of brain tissue.
  • Immunocytochemical and histochemical processing of brain tissue.
  • Quantitation of stained tissue in the brain.
  • Record keeping, result tabulation and basic data analysis.
  • Assistance with literature searches and the preparation of manuscripts.
  • Your Skills and Experience

  • BSc (Hons) or equivalent laboratory experience.
  • Minimum of 2 3 years experience in a research laboratory.
  • Experience in neuroscience and / or anatomy is advantageous.
  • Experience in techniques required is advantageous.
  • Aptitude for learning new skills.
  • Commitment to high standards of work.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Able to record data accurately and report back verbally.
  • Able to work without close supervision.
  • Able to work as part of a team.
  • Able to relate to a wide range of staff and students.
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