The Kresge Hearing Research Institute is seeking a highly motivated individual with a strong interest in research. The Apostolides laboratory studies neurophysiology of central auditory circuits using electrophysiology and 2-photon imaging. Successful candidate will perform behavior experiments with mice, perform stereotaxic survival surgeries, manage the animal (rat+mouse) colonies, prepare standard lab buffers and acute brain slices for electrophysiology, perform histology, PCR and data analysis. Additional responsibilities may include contributing to electrophysiology and imaging experiments. The individual will be expected to play an active role in laboratory management such that strong organizational skills are required. Prior laboratory experience is highly recommended.
- BA/BS in neuroscience, biology, or related field
- 1-2 years of experience with stereotaxic surgery, histological methods, PCR, and animal behavior is required.
- Experience in handling of mice is required.
- Experience with electrophysiology, imaging, and/or MATLAB programming is preferred.
- Familiarity with laboratory maintenance and organization.
- Ability to work independently and to manage multiple research projects simultaneously.
- Strong oral and written communication skills are required.
- Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with others in a collaborative environment.
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