A research technician position is currently available. Dr. Tomlinson is searching for a highly motivated scientist interested in studying how the skeleton responds to mechanical forces, with a specific focus on sensory nerves and blood vessels. The laboratory is well-equipped and utilizes cutting-edge research techniques, including mechanical loading, microCT imaging, chemical-genetic knockout and reporter mice, confocal fluorescence microscopy, undecalcified tissue histology, and primary cell culture.
The research technician will support ongoing research projects as well as work independently and make appropriate decisions with limited direction. Primary duties will include mastering surgical and non-surgical small animal models, mechanical testing, mouse colony maintenance, genotyping, cell culture, histology, imaging, and general lab maintenance, as well as other duties as assigned. Because the research technician will interact with faculty, students, administrators, and researchers at other academic institutions, the ideal candidate will be highly organized, professional and responsible as well as possess exceptional oral and written communication skills. This position is for one year and will be renewed based on positive performance reviews and available funding.
Highly-motivated fellows should contact Dr. Tomlinson directly.