Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Research Support - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) is currently accepting applications for a Research Technician position in the laboratory of Dr. Partha Mitra. In order to understand how brains work, we need to understand their circuit connectivity. After a century of research this knowledge remains incomplete, so multiple research groups are now targeting this knowledge gap to fundamentally advance our understanding of brain function.
The Brain Architecture Project is a collaborative effort aimed at creating an integrated resource containing knowledge about nervous system architecture in multiple species. Currently the project is focused on analyzing a large data set of mouse brains (>1500 brains, each with >100 Gigavoxels of image data) to obtain a comprehensive circuit map of the whole brain.
The candidate will participate in an exciting fundamental neuroscience science project, while applying technical laboratory skills and will be involved in histological and animal handling procedures. Duties will include assisting in digital neuropathology and tissue processing. The successful candidate will participate in a variety of basic and applied research in a high-throughput histology pipeline dedicated to optimizing how brain tissue samples can be viewed.
Other responsibilities include working with neuroanatomical tracer-injected brain tissue, as part of a larger study as well as working with animals, histological and immunohistological staining, and microscope imaging equipment, performing histological staining and participating in the development of novel protocols. Additionally, the right candidate will assist other technicians and the laboratory manager in complex data gathering and analysis in the high-throughput tissue pipeline.
Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Biological Sciences required.
Experience: Candidates should possess experience with basic laboratory practices and include some of the following skills: Small animal handling, perfusion and/or dissection of tissue, cryostat sectioning, histological or immunochemical tissue staining, brightfield and fluorescent microscopy, basic mechanical/electrical engineering or willingness and ability to apply engineering concepts to a laboratory setting.
Skills: Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills. Knowledge of histology, stereotaxic surgery, or neuroanatomy is highly desirable.
Please apply for the position via the CSHL careers website at: http://cshl.peopleadmin.com/postings/15325
Position Number: 02374-R
We offer a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package.
Founded in 1890, CSHL has helped shape contemporary biomedical research and education with today’s research endeavors encompassing cancer, neuroscience, plant biology and quantitative biology. CSHL is a private, not-for-profit institution in New York and has been home to eight Nobel Prize winners. Today, CSHL’s multidisciplinary scientific community is bolstered by more than 600 researchers and its Scientific Meetings & Courses Program, which hosts more than 9,000 scientists from around the world each year on its campus.
For more information about CSHL, please visit us at www.cshl.edu.
CSHL is an EO/AA Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or protected veteran status.
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Internal Number: 02374-R
About Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Since 1890, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) has been a global leader in research and education. The international scientific community at CSHL provides a unique and stimulating atmosphere for doctoral research?an environment where students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty work side-by-side. The Watson School of Biological Sciences (WSBS) was founded on the belief that with well thought-out mechanisms, enthusiastic involvement of faculty, and highly motivated students, an innovative curriculum could be provided that would allow students to earn a doctoral degree in a shorter time than in traditional programs without compromising the quality of their training. The curriculum is designed to train students to become scholars and independent thinkers.