Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
This position will be responsible for independently performing in vivo experiments involving handling animals, intracranial surgery and two-photon imaging of the brain.
85% Assist in the design of research projects. Assist other lab staff to include postdoctoral associates with their animal experiments. Image brain activity. Perform intracranial surgery in animals. Inject AAVs in animals. Monitor animal vital signs in animal facilities and the laboratory. Prepare and organize instruments for sterile intracranial surgery on animals. Responsible for recording experimental protocols, data and keeping detailed records of all experiments and procedures. Performs perfusions and histology when needed.
15% Assists with basic lab duties (buffer preparation, dish washing, dye preparation, autoclaving, etc.). Oversee the use of laboratory equipment. Order animals and lab supplies for the laboratory.
Required Qualifications (must be mentioned on application or resume): -Bachelor’s degree in chemistry, biology, or other natural, life science and one year of related experience or equivalent combination of education and work experience to equal five years. -Prior experience working with animals. -Prior experience with AAV injections and/or in vivo intracranial surgery required.
Preferred Qualifications: -Training and/or experience in Microscopy and Neuroscience. -Willingness for short-term relocation to a collaborator's institution.
Internal Number: 316642
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