Research Assistant position in Changliang Liu Lab, School of Life Sciences

Category: Research Team

Department: SLS

Location: Yunqi, Hangzhou, CN

Employment Type: Full-time

Introduction of the Lab/ Research Field

Neural computation highly relies on two basic chemical transmission in the brain: synaptic transmission and volume transmission. In synaptic transmission, a presynaptic terminal rapidly and precisely signals to its postsynaptic partner in a point-to-point mode. By contrast, neuromodulators like dopamine act through volume transmission, where they diffuse to mediate effects over a large area.

Liu Lab is interested in the fundamental principles of neuronal communications in the mammalian brain that give rise to consciousness and behavior. We employ a variety of cutting-edge technologies to dissect the activity dynamics and functional architecture of neurotransmission and neuromodulation in health and disease. Our current research focuses on three directions: 1) The biophysics and molecular mechanisms of synaptic transmission; 2) The coding principles of dopamine and cholinergic systems in the brain; 3) The Next-generation drug discovery technologies for central nervous diseases. These studies will build the foundation for understanding the nature of brain computation and will ultimately power the development of new therapeutic strategies for treating related disorders.


Job Description

Position: research assistant (2)

Responsibilities:

1) Coordinate research activities in the laboratory including managing mouse colony, maintaining tissue culture, ordering procedures, equipment maintenance.

2) Setup and perform routine experiments like solution prep, behavior tests, and imaging.

3) Maintains clear, concise, accurate and legible records. Report results and issues encountered to the PI.


Requirements:

1) BS or MS in life sciences or medicine with more than 1 year’s experience in molecular biology and mouse colony management.

2) Excellent English writing and communication skills.

3) Experience in animal handling, genetic animal modeling or related techniques preferred.


Compensation and Benefits

According to the relevant regulations of Westlake University and the applicant's working ability, the laboratory will provide competitive salary and research conditions. Employees can enjoy social insurances, housing provident funds, and related benefits of Westlake University.


How to Apply

To apply, please send the following documents in English in PDF format to liuchangliang@westlake.edu.cn, and indicate “Research Assistant Application + Name” .

1)CV

2)Personal Statement

3)Contact information of 2 references

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