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Research Assistant - Human Performance (Exercise Physiology Division)

West Virginia University
Job Location:
Morgantown, West Virginia
Laboratory and Research


The West Virginia University Department of Human Performance (Exercise Physiology Division) is seeking applications for a Research Assistant. This position will conductrodent behavior assessments, animal breeding and genotyping, experience with conducting histology and molecular procedures (Western blot, rtPCR, cutting, staining and analyses etc).

In orer to be successful in this position, the ideal candidatae will:

  • Execute rodent behavior studies
  • Perform tissue/organ harvest and processing when rodents are euthanized.
  • Conduct histology procedures on tissue sections obtained from harvest (cutting, staining and analyses).
  • Maintain laboratory safety records, files and procedures.

Pay Grade: 15

  • Bachelor Degree in exercise physiology, or related field; or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Previous experience with animal behavior testing.
  • Experience in conducting molecular studies.
  • Ability to meet deadlines, as well as prepare, present and report results effectively.
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with a multidisciplinary team of co-investigators from diverse disciplines, orientations, and organizations
  • Experience in conducting animal behavior studies.
  • Experience in conducting molecular studies.

About WVU

At West Virginia University, we leverage our talents and resources to create a better future for our state and the world. As West Virginia's land-grant university, WVU has three campuses that touch each corner of the state. The WVU System includes 518 buildings on 15,880 acres, Extension Service offices in all 55 counties, ten experimental farms and four forests.

From the groundbreaking R1 research of our flagship campus in Morgantown to the career-oriented programs of WVU Potomac State in Keyser to the technology-intensive programs at WVU Tech in Beckley - the contributions of WVU employees directly impact the 1.8 million people of West Virginia every day, no matter their role or position. Service, curiosity, respect, accountability, and appreciation are the core values that unite Mountaineers, inspiring one another to work tirelessly and support others as they seek to reach new heights. After all, when you're a Mountaineer, impossible is just another mountain to climb.

To learn more about West Virginia University, visit View current career opportunities at West Virginia University is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer and is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff, and students, and invites applications from all qualified applicants regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, nationality, genetics, disability, or Veteran status.

Job Posting: Oct 11, 2021

Posting Classification: Classified

Exemption Status: Non-Exempt

Benefits Eligible: Yes
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