Provide support with all aspects of research, including the development and programming of behavioral experiments, training and supervision of non-human primates on cognitive tasks, conducting neurophysiological recordings in non-human primates, and day to day animal husbandry.
Specific responsibilities include:
Technical research: Conduct animal research with minimal supervision to determine neural mechanisms of working memory in a rodent model. Responsibilities include laboratory equipment set up and piloting, day to day animal husbandry, maintenance of eating and drinking records, daily replenishment of food and fluid, fabrication of neural electrode/optogenetic assemblies, and/or surgeries to implant those assemblies. Real-time troubleshooting and attention to detail are critical in these tasks.
Data collection and analysis: Daily collection and analysis of behavior pertinent to the research project. Must be able keep accurate records of information relevant to research project and produce weekly summaries to monitor behavioral training and experimental upkeep. While computer programming is not a requisite skill it is expected that the individual will efficiently learn basic computer programming skills to competently contribute to the laboratory environment.
Material Presentation: Present research findings to fellow lab members during journal clubs and to other scientists. Attend scientific meetings and present posters.
Lab Ordering: Monitoring lab inventory, ordering laboratory equipment and supplies.
Bachelor's Degree; OR Associate's Degree and two years of experience; OR 4 years of relevant experience
Strong organizational and time management skills
Strong attention to detail during task performance
Reasonable ability to communicate effectively in both written and oral formats
Ability to work independently and in small group settings
Ability to communicate effectively and respectfully with supervisor, colleagues/peers, and support staff
Ability to learn fine motor tasks
Ability to perform tasks that require sustained attention such as multi-hour surgery or behavioral tasks
Bachelor's Degree in neuroscience, biology, psychology, engineering, or physics
Experience working in a research laboratory that uses mammalian animal models
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