RESEARCH SUPPORT OFFICER
We are seeking a mature, responsible person who takes pride in the technical quality of their work, has strong practical laboratory experience in histology on human and/or animal tissues and excellent organisational skills. This role is part of a dynamic team that is funded by the SPARC (Stimulating Peripheral Activity to Relieve Conditions) initiative of the US National Institutes of Health. The project is led by Professor Janet Keast and joins with collaborators in the Bionics Institute to develop quantitative anatomical and functional maps of the nervous system regulating lower urinary tract function.
These maps will facilitate design of new closed-loop neuromodulatory therapies for treating clinical urological and pain conditions. This role provides the opportunity to demonstrate technical expertise in preparation of tissues for histology, paraffin sectioning, digital scanning of slides, maintaining records of research outcomes and several types of immunohistochemistry protocols. The role will also be involved in performing in large-volume tissue clearing and imaging methods (iDisco, light sheet microscopy) already established in the laboratory.
Applicants with an interest and aptitude for qualitative and quantitative assessment of tissue microstructure will be provided with opportunities in this area. Attention to detail, accurate record keeping and a high priority for efficiently generating accurate and replicable data will be essential for this position. The role will also contribute to the general running and maintenance of the laboratory.