Research Assistant II
As a Research Assistant II in the Voice Biology Lab, in collaboration with the PI, you will set up, conduct experiments, and continue research projects following protocols including the appropriate recording of data and reporting of standard or variant results. Additionally, you will assist in other laboratory and research functions such as ordering, and occasional assistance with supervision of students.
In a state-of-the-art research space shared with investigators in Otolaryngology, you will work in primary cell culture, analysis of human and animal frozen and paraffin sections through basic histology and immunofluorescence, microscopy, and RT-PCR.
The goal of the Voice Biology Lab is to identify the mechanisms by which the vocal folds withstand and recover from repeated vibratory injury. In doing so, the hope is to identify potential mechanisms by which improper wound healing that results in voice disorders can be mitigated in heavy voice users.
Applicants with a variety of backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Skills listed below are preferred, but on-the-job training can also be provided for many of the techniques used in the lab.
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