Seeking Research Technician III
Position Title: Research Technician III (Part-Time; Funded by CIBC COBRE/NIH grant)
UNL Unit: Microscopy Core Facility/Center of Biotechnology
Description of Work
Conduct experiments using biological materials; provide service for research projects utilizing microscopy; prepare samples for transmission (from fixation to embedding and semi-thin/ultra-thin sectioning) or scanning (from fixation to critical drying) electron microscopy; examination of the samples with microscopes; communicate with and assist researchers who use the microscopy facility, training and supervising students and/or visiting scientists on microscopes. Preferences will be given to the applicant with previous experience in sample processing (sectioning) for electron microscopy.
Minimum Required Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in biology plus one year of experience working with samples for microscopy and image analysis required. Must have experience/expertise in Cell Biology.
Master’s degree in biology preferred. Experience in image analysis and microscopy desirable.
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Grad students Krishnan and Basavalingappa receive awards
Our congratulations go out to three SVMBS graduate students who recently received awards.
Bharathi Krishnan was presented the Widaman Distinguished Graduate Assistant Award. This award provides a $2,000 stipend and recognizes those of high scholastic merit who are involved in basic research in agriculture. The award is made possible by the Widaman Trust, established in 1975 through a generous gift from Ms. Blanche Widaman.
Bharathi is pursuing a Ph.D. Her specialization is immunology, molecular biology, proteins and in vivo disease models in mice. She is advised by Dr. Jay Reddy.
Rakesh Basavalingappa received the Shear-Miles Agricultural Scholarship and Fellowship. The award provides a $2,000 stipend to graduate students conducting either basic or applied research. The Shear-Miles award was established through a gift from the estate of Dorothy S. Miles as a memorial to both her father and father-in-law, Cornelius Lott Shear and George Miles.
Govardhan Rathnaiah was awarded the Milton E. Mohr Fellowship in the amount of $3,000. The fellowship is named in honor of Milton E. Mohr, who was an engineer, inventor, entrepreneur and corporate leader. It is award to those pursuing studies in a number of areas, including Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences.
Fellowship Awarded to 52 Veterinary Students
Congratulations to our veterinary students in the Professional Program in Veterinary Medicine. All received a J.J. and Eleanor Ogle Fellowship. The fellowships were presented at the 2016 Distinguished Fellowships and Awards Luncheon held in November.
Pickard named AAAS fellow
Congratulations to Dr. Gary Pickard, professor in the School of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, who has been named fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world's largest general scientific society. Fellows are selected by their peers for scientifically or socially distinguished achievements that advance science or its application.
Dr. Pickard was selected for distinguished contributions to neuroscience, especially for describing neuroanatomical circuitry in the mammalian brain and using viral probes for tracing circuitry within the circadian system.
He is one of five UNL faculty members to receive the honor this year. Honorees will be formally recognized Feb. 18, 2017, at the AAAS annual meeting in Boston.