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Opportunity to work on neural organoids for the study of traumatic brain injury

The Aguirre Lab is looking for a motivated and skilled research assistant to study the biochemical and biophysical mechanisms of traumatic brain injury.

The Aguirre lab, located at the Institute for Quantitative Health Science and Engineering (IQ Building), is looking for a motivated and skilled research assistant. IQ offers and exciting and unique environment to perform state-of-the-art basic and translational biomedical research with top scientists in the field. The goal of the project is to develop protocols for production of neural organoids to test the effects of blast injury. We are a dynamic lab with ample expertise in molecular and cellular biology, functional genomics, mass spectrometry-based lipidomics, human stem cell models and animal work (zebrafish, mouse).

Research assistants will be expected to help with routine laboratory tasks and perform stem cell culture. We are looking for motivated, meticulous students that are well-organized and can work in a group. Students will be trained in all required tasks by a mentor and will be supervised.

Selected individuals will have the opportunity to attend lab meetings, get advanced laboratory training and mentorship, and will be allowed to present their work at conferences or meetings. There are also opportunities to co-author papers. To learn more about our research visit our webpage:


GPA of 3.0 or higher required. 10 hours/week minimum time in the lab. Hours are flexible.

To apply send a cover letter with your scientific interests, career goals and why you want to work with us, a recent CV and names of two references.

For More information:

Project Coordinator

Aitor Aguirre ( aaguirre )
Posted: 19-03-11
Compensation: 1 Credits
Start Date: 19-03-11
End Date: 19-05-16

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