The Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience Institute and the Department of Molecular and Integrative Physiology is currently recruiting for a Research Laboratory Technician to work in a systems neuroscience laboratory. The Research Technician will work closely with the Principal Investigator and other lab members to perform studies exploring neural circuits underlying behaviors such as feeding, sleep, and learning. Research in the lab will involve neuroanatomy and optogenetics. The Research Technician can expect excellent training and mentorship towards a career in science.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Lab administrative/organizational work - ordering, inventory, interacting with lab safety, setting up and maintaining equipment.
Research work – Histology, microscopy, genotyping, mouse colony maintenance, mouse surgery, mouse training and optogenetics experiments.
Bachelor’s Degree and 1-3 years experience.
Previous lab experience outside of normal course work. Must be creative, detail-oriented, self-motivated, and able to work as part of a team for general lab duties. Must be comfortable working with mice.
Experience with behavioral neuroscience research, including with specific techniques: mouse husbandry, genotyping, histology, microscopy, and mouse behavioral training.
Experience with coding in Matlab and/or Python, as well as familiarity with electronics would be beneficial.
Monday through Friday. Some duties may require coming in on weekends.
40 hours per week.
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