The primary goal would be to synthesize cutting-edge fluorescent organic molecules to sense neuroinflammation in the living brain. This will be achieved by functionally imaging immune cells in the brain using targeted fluorescent sensors. The job will need experience in live fluorescence microscopy techniques and in photoactivation technology. Skills in organic synthesis, biophysics and fluorescent imaging in cells and animal models is preferred.
Laboratory work (95%):
- Engage in mentored scientific research involving fluorescent sensor molecule synthesis and imaging in cells and animals.
- Design and carry out all experiments with precision and diligence and with care for reproducibility.
General Lab Maintenance (5%):
- The applicant will assist other members of the lab as requested with matters of lab maintenance and organization including ordering supplies and reagents, sending out antibodies or plasmids to requesting labs, organizing shipment of flies, overseeing general lab and safety issues.
Education, Experience or Certifications:
- Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry required.
- 3-4 years experience required.
- Background in organic synthesis of fluorophores and its biophysical characterization.
- Experience with fluorescence imaging in cells and in living systems.
- Experience in photoactivation techniques preferred.
- Experience with vertebrate animal protocols preferred.
- Experience in brain imaging.
Technical Knowledge or Skills:
- Experience with fluorescence microscopy in live animals.
- Experience with Multi-step organic synthesis.
- Experience in photophysics and photoactivation technologies.
- Working with a team of professionals.
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
- Cover letter
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.
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