Research Associate I, Mellon College of Science-2012958
The Mellon College of Science (MCS) is home to four departments and many programs and research centers that cross disciplines. We approach scientific problems from fresh angles using creative interdisciplinary approaches while drawing on our departmental strengths in the core sciences. MCS faculty members are nationally and internationally recognized for their research in a variety of fields, including polymer science, cosmology, mathematical finance and neuroscience.
The Department of Biological Sciences within the Mellon College of Science is seeking a Research Associate I to work in the laboratory of Dr. Sandra Kuhlman. This is an excellent opportunity for someone who thrives in an interesting and challenging work environment. In this role, you will be responsible for the execution of laboratory experiments in the field of neuroscience. Specifically, you will investigate the plasticity of cortical circuits. You will lead aspects of laboratory daily operations including ordering consumables, assisting in the maintenance of a mouse colony, managing undergraduate student research and/or aiding in graduate student projects that use programmable micro controllers such as Arduinos.
Core responsibilities will include:
Performing research experiments following experimental protocol and procedures
Researching and documenting information by compiling and maintaining accurate and detailed records
Identifying problems and obstacles to progress; developing strategies to solve problems
Programming software in support of job functions. Attending project meetings
Summarizing statistical information for analysis, examination or presentation; writing technical reports. Building and validating quantitative models
Using a variety of software packages to input, manipulate, collect and record results or observations
Performing other related duties as assigned
Flexibility, excellence, and passion are vital qualities within MCS. Inclusion, collaboration and cultural sensitivity are valued competencies at CMU. Therefore, we are in search of a team member who is able to effectively interact with a varied population of internal and external partners at a high level of integrity. We are looking for someone who shares our values and who will support the mission of the university through their work.
Bachelor's degree in a biological field required
Experience and interest in lab management and surgical procedures preferred
1-3 years of data collection, data analysis, research lab and research methodology experience required
Strong oral and written communications skills required
Strong problem solving and reasoning skills required
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Carnegie Mellon University is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran.
Department URL: https://www.cmu.edu/mcs/
Job Function: Research
Primary Location: United States-Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh
Time Type: Full Time
Organization: BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES
Minimum Education Level: Bachelor's Degree or equivalent
Budgeted Base Pay: Negotiable
Internal Number: 2012958
About Carnegie Mellon University
Carnegie Mellon (www.cmu.edu) is a private, internationally ranked research university with programs in areas ranging from science, technology and business, to public policy, the humanities and the arts. More than 12,000 students in the university’s seven schools and colleges benefit from a small student-to-faculty ratio and an education characterized by its focus on creating and implementing solutions for real problems, interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation. A global university, Carnegie Mellon’s main campus in the United States is in Pittsburgh, Pa. It has campuses in California’s Silicon Valley and Qatar, and programs in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and Mexico.