Research Associate 1, 2 or 3
Level of Research Associate 1, 2 or 3 will be determined based on the candidate’s years of experience. Under the direction of the Principal Investigator in the Department of Surgery, the incumbent in this position plans, organizes, and conducts highly independent research in tissue engineering and more specifically the development of functional microvascular networks using adult human stem cells. The predominant experimental approaches involve human adult mesenchymal stem cell isolation from surgical I specimens, stem cell culture and characterization, seeding of microscale fabricated devices and advanced cell culture substrates, precision transfer of cell sheets, and molecular & histopathologic characterization and real-time microscopic imaging and videography of the final networks. The networks will additionally be implanted into small animal models under survival surgery conditions (rodent husbandry, small animal anesthesia, microsurgery, post-anesthetic care and monitoring. Incumbent is often responsible for maintaining the efficient operation of the laboratory. Assists Principal Investigator with summarization, analysis and organization of date for publication; may assist with preparation of grant application; assists and / or teaches graduate students and others rotating through the lab; often responsible for supervision and training of junior research personnel. Functions independently on complex and specialized duties.
Required Education - Bachelor's in Basic or health science or related field. Minimum number of years experience required to perform job - RA 1 - Zero; RA2 - Three; RA3 - Five Laboratory ecperience required. Indicate if any combination of specific experience, training and education may be substituted for the required education or experience: RA2 – Master’s degree with less than two years of experience RA3 – Master’s degree with two or more years of experience OR Phd OR MD is acceptable. LSU Health New Orleans is committed to leveraging diversity as an educational resource and an institutional core value. We seek candidates who will contribute to a climate where students, faculty, and staff of all identities and backgrounds have equitable access and success opportunities.
As an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, we welcome all to apply without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.