Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
40% Technical research support: Animal husbandry, breeding and welfare (necessitating occasional work on weekends), preparation of solutions, assistance with intracranial surgeries, necroscopy, brain sectioning, immunohistochemistry, slide preparation and microscopy, maintenance of detailed laboratory records.
30% General laboratory support: Order and maintain inventory of common supplies for the laboratory, maintain equipment in working order, sterilize supplies as needed, keep records of protocols and standard operating procedures. Work with staff to ensure compliance with university and federal safety regulations. Assist in the supervision and training of undergraduate students. Assist in preparation for lab safety and animal welfare inspections.
30% Independent research: Execute a research project related to the neural and behavioral processes underlying motivated behavior under the supervision of the PI and/or a senior laboratory member. Maintain detailed records of all experiments and procedures in lab notebooks as well as in online databases and project management tools. Review relevant scientific literature and present findings periodically in meetings and in writing.
Required Qualifications (must be referenced on application/resume):
BS/BA degree in neuroscience, psychology, or related field or combination of education and experience to equal 4 years.
Previous experience working in a research lab is required.
Must be able to handle and work with rodents (rats and mice).
Strong organizational and communications skills, proactive, detail oriented, and able to work as part of a team.
Research experience with rodent animal models.
Research experience with behavioral/systems neuroscience research.
Internal Number: 340381
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