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Research Associate - Brain Glycemia and Metabolism Control

Company: Pennington Biomedical Research Center
Location: Pennington
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Job Description:

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Job Posting Title:
Research Associate - Brain Glycemia and Metabolism Control

Position Type:
Other Academic

Department:
LSUPBRC Basic - Brain Glycemic and Metabolism Control (Yanlin He ())

Work Location:
LSU - Pennington

Pay Grade:
Other Academic

Job Description:

Pennington Biomedical Research Center, a world renowned academic research institute of Louisiana State University, seeks a Research Associate in Brain Glycemia and Metabolism Control.

About Pennington Biomedical Research Center
At the forefront of medical discovery as it relates to understanding the causes of obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer and dementia, Pennington Biomedical is a campus of Louisiana State University and conducts basic, clinical and population research.

Pennington Biomedical Research Center is a world-renowned academic research institute that is exceptionally well equipped for studying the fundamental mechanisms driving changes in metabolic health. The Center includes three Scientific Divisions: Basic Science, Clinical Research, and Population and Public Health, enabling both focused research and translational science. Research at Pennington is supported broadly by multiple NIH Research Centers, including NORC, COBRE, and LACaTS centers.

The research enterprise at the center includes approximately 65 faculty and more than 20 post-doctoral fellows who comprise a network of 44 laboratories supported by lab technicians, nurses, dietitians and support personnel, and 13 highly specialized core service facilities. Pennington Biomedical is located within state-of-the-art research facilities on a 222-acre campus in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

The Research Associate will perform the microscopy work, handling and processing of tissue samples, molecular biological techniques, and maintaining mouse colonies. Experience with histology techniques, mouse work and/or neuro-anatomical techniques preferred.

  • Laboratory Animal Responsibilities - Assist with the organization of breeding colonies, genotyping, performing some animal experiments.
  • Perform Neuroanatomical/Immunohistochemical Techniques - Assist with Microscopy Immunohistochemistry, DNA/RNA isolation quantitative PCR Immunoblots.
  • Laboratory Assistance - Maintain inventory and list, maintain clean and safe working environment for all lab personnel, order the reagents, supplies, equipment, and supervise preparation of stock solutions.
  • Literature Searching - Conduct library searches of scientific literature.

    Special Qualifications
    Pennington requires the COVID-19 vaccine for all students, faculty, and staff or, for those with an approved exemption, the employee must participate in mandatory biweekly testing. New employees must either submit proof of vaccination or apply for and be granted an exemption prior to their official start date.

    Required Qualifications

    Bachelors degree and 1 - 2 years of related laboratory experience.

    "Louisiana is a State as a Model Employer for People with Disabilities."

    Additional Job Description:

    Special Instructions:

    Posting Date:
    November 4, 2021

    Closing Date (Open Until Filled if No Date Specified):

    Additional Position Information:

    Background Check - An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check.

    Benefits - LSU offers outstanding benefits to eligible employees and their dependents including health, life, dental, and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; retirement options; various leave options; paid holidays; wellness benefits; tuition exemption for qualified positions; training and development opportunities; employee discounts; and more!

    Essential Position (Y/N):

    LSU is an Equal Opportunity Employer:

    LSU believes diversity, equity, and inclusion enrich the educational experience of our students, faculty, and staff, and are necessary to prepare all people to thrive personally and professionally in a global society. We celebrate diversity and are committed to the principles of diversity and inclusion. We actively seek and encourage qualified applications from persons with diverse backgrounds, cultures and experiences. To learn more about how LSU is committed to diversity and inclusivity, please see LSU's Diversity Statement and Roadmap. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact the Office of Human Resource Management ().

    COVID-19 Vaccine Protocol:

    LSU requires the COVID-19 vaccine for all students, faculty, and staff or mandatory monthly testing. New employees must either submit proof of vaccination within three (3) days of their official start date, otherwise they will be entered into the mandatory monthly testing protocol beginning in November 2021.

    HCM Contact Information:

    Questions or concerns can be directed to the LSU Human Resources Management Office at or emailed

Keywords: Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Trenton , Research Associate - Brain Glycemia and Metabolism Control, Other , Pennington, New Jersey

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