The Makoto Fukuda Lab at the Children's Nutrition Research Center at Baylor College of Medicine is looking for a highly motivated individual for metabolism and neuroscience research. Our research aims at understanding whether and how the brain mediates obesity and metabolic disorders. We use mouse models to identify key neural pathways of obesity and diabetes. By manipulating the pathways in the brain, we are trying to find a novel approach to cure metabolic diseases. The position requires mouse research techniques that include mouse genotyping, breeding and colony maintenance, mouse handling, restraint, and basic mouse physiological skills such as measuring body weight, blood glucose, food intake. The lab provides an interactive and stimulating environment with opportunities for independence and career growth.Job Duties
- Animal colony maintenance.
- Mouse genotyping.
- Prepare organotypic brain slices.
- Assist in creating targeted mutations in mice.
- Perform metabolic analyses of mice.
- Collect, compile, and analyze data.
- Document results of experiments.
- Select, evaluate and apply techniques used in routine research.
- Order laboratory supplies and equipment. Maintain related databases of lab inventory.
- Assist in manuscript and grant preparation as needed.
- Maintain lab safety compliance records.
- Report to the PI for daily activities.
- Engage in good laboratory practices such as keeping the laboratory area clean and organized.
- Perform routine maintenance of laboratory equipment.
- Bachelor's degree in a Basic Science or related field. Four years of related experience may substitute for degree requirement.
- No experience required.
- Must be willing to work with mice.
Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.
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