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Ocean State Research Institute of the Providence Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center: Providence is a unique research site in the heart of academic-rich southern New England. Ocean State Research Institute is the non-profit research organization of the Providence VA Medical Center. The fundamental mission of research at the VA is to advance the healthcare of Veterans.
 
Supervisor: Peng Zhang, MD, MS, Providence VA Medical Center and Ocean State Research Institute, Providence, RI
 
Job Description: This position will provide services to research studies that are supported by the Mitochondrial Function and In Vivo Imaging (MF-II) Core of the CardioPulmonary Vascular Biology (CPVB) COBRE at the Providence VA Medical Center. This position will be overseen by the Core PI, Dr. Peng Zhang, and work closely with the Laboratory Manager and the CPVB Administration to coordinate core services, conduct experiments, keep records, order supplies, and communicate with core users.  
 
Specific responsibilities include:
-       Lab supply and consumables tracking and ordering
-       Cell culture (primary cells and cell lines)
-       Immunofluorescent staining and imaging, Western Blotting
-       Cryosection and histology staining of tissue slides
-       Rodent handling, anesthesia, and tissue collection
-       Mitochondrial function analysis such as Seahorse XF Assays
-       Data analysis, record keeping, new protocol development and testing
-       Assistance in the development of reports and presentations
-       Providing technical trainings to others
 
Benefits:
-       Join an active team working on innovative research
-       Work with esteemed cardiovascular, pulmonary and research professionals
-       Learn cutting-edge technologies  
-       Opportunities for authorship on publications
-       Excellent opportunities to advance career development in cardiovascular and pulmonary fields
-       Competitive benefits package
  
Education
-       Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences or related field. 
 
Experience
-       Prior working experience in academic basic research laboratories preferred, but not required
 
Job Competencies
-       Ability to independently and accurately carry out experiments
-       Able to write about and accurately report on experimental data
-       Observant and self-motivated, able to think critically and problem solve
-       Must have good communication skills (oral and written)