The Musil Lab in the Department of Chemical Physiology and Biochemistry is investigating the cell biology of lens cells, with particular emphasis on discovering novel therapeutics for the most common complication of human cataract surgery (posterior capsule opacification). This position will involve the cultivation and analysis of primary lens epithelial cells from embryonic chicks. Techniques include, but are not limited to, tissue culture, SDS-PAGE, Western blotting, transient transfection, and immunofluorescence microscopy. Analysis of Western blot data from LiCor imager requires basic computer skills. Team member will work closely with the lab PI to carry out and analyze experiments, and will also have as a resource a Senior Research Associate conducting separate, but related studies. This position description may not include all duties of this position and additional duties may be added at the direction of Linda Musil, Ph.D.
Applicants must submit the following:
Lab location on OHSU’s Marquam Hill campus. Position comes with own full-length lab bench, desk, and PC computer. Standard laboratory working hours M-F. Ability to work 1-2 hr on a weekend to feed cells desirable, but not required. Once able to perform duties without supervision, can accommodate either an early or late work schedule (8 hr/ full day).
Ability to work in a tissue culture hood for up to several hours a day. Must wear appropriate personal protective equipment, including masks, safety glasses, lab coats and gloves.