A laboratory technician position is available in Dr. Liang Han’s laboratory in the School of Biological Sciences at Georgia Institute of Technology. Dr. Han’s group uses a combination of molecular genetic, immunohistochemical, fluorescence imaging and behavioral approaches to understand how the nervous system receives, transmits and interprets various stimuli to induce physiological and behavioral responses. We are interested in the basic mechanisms underlying somatosensation, including pain, itch and mechanical sensations. We are also working on the role of the nervous system underlying chronic respiratory diseases.
B.S. or M.S. degree in biological sciences or related field is required. Previous experience handling transgenic mouse lines and genotyping is desired. Daily responsibilities include taking care of mouse colonies, genotyping, participating in experiments such as molecular cloning, PCR, cell culture and immunohistochemistry. Laboratory management includes placing orders, reimbursements, interface with vendors, equipment maintenance and upkeep, laboratory organization and upkeep, and compliance with safety regulations.
Applicants should directly e-mail their CV and contact information of three references to Dr. Liang Han at email@example.com.
- Han L*, Limjunyawong N, Ru F, Li Z, Hall OJ, Steele H, Zhu Y, Wilson J, Mitzner W, Kollarik M, Undem BJ, Canning BJ, Dong X* (2017). Mrgprs on vagal sensory neurons contribute to bronchoconstriction and airway hyperresponsiveness. Nature Neuroscience (In Press). *corresponding authors.
- McNeil B, Pundir P, Meeker S, Han L, Undem BJ, Kulka M, Dong X (2015). Identification of a mast cell specific receptor crucial for pseudo-allergic drug reactions. Nature. Mar 12;519(7542):237-41.
- Han L*, Dong X* (2014). Itch mechanisms and circuits. Annual Review Biophysics. 43:331-55., *corresponding authors.
- Han L, Ma C, Liu Q, Weng HJ, Cui Y, Tang Z, Kim Y, Nie H, Qu L, Patel KN, Li Z, McNeil B, He S, Guan Y, Xiao B, Lamotte RH, Dong X (2013). A subpopulation of nociceptors specifically linked to itch. Nature Neuroscience 16, 174-182.
- Kim Y, Chu Y, Han L, Li M, Li Z, LaVinka PC, Caterina MJ, Ren K, Dubner R, Wei F, Dong X (2014). Central terminal sensitization of TRPV1 by descending 5-HT facilitation is a key determinant of chronic pain, Neuron 81(4):873-87.