Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
80% Experimental Research
Responsible for the design independent research studies. Staff will be expected to collaborate across teams on multiple ongoing projects. Regularly conduct research experiments and procedures which include but are not limited to; Obtaining mouse brain slices; Preparing chemical solutions; Performing immunohistological staining and analysis using microscopy and imaging techniques; Performing electrophysiological recordings in mouse brain slices; Performing confocal and two-photon calcium imaging in brain slices; Analysis and interpretation of results; Recording cell activity in vivo in behaving freely-moving mice.
20% Other Scientific Duties
Review literature as suggested by the research; Select relevant facts, techniques and procedures from the literature; Present at lab meetings. Candidates will be responsible for writing manuscript drafts reporting experimental results as well as review articles.
Required Qualifications (must be mentioned on application/resume): Master’s degree in Biology, Biochemistry, Biomedicine, Biochemistry Engineering or a related scientific discipline and two years of professional experience or Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Biochemistry, Biomedicine, Biochemistry Engineering or a related scientific discipline and four years of professional experience.
Experience in animal research. Experience in microscopy and calcium imaging techniques. Experience in in vitro electrophysiological recordings, analysis and interpretation. Solid conceptual and experimental background in glial function. Previous scientific productivity.
Preferred Qualifications: Work experience for at least 4 years in a neuroscience laboratory. Previous scientific productivity shown by peer-reviewed publications.
Internal Number: 337888
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