Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
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The laboratory of Dr. Amy Orsborn at the University of Washington is seeking highly motivated, detail oriented applicants to join us as a research laboratory manager. The laboratory works at the intersection of engineering and neuroscience to develop therapies for neurological movement disorders. We use state of the art techniques to study neural circuits during behavior in non-human primates, including: optogenetics, integrated multi-scale and multi-modal neural measurements/manipulations, large-scale recordings, wireless in-cage recordings, high-dimensional motion tracking, and closed-loop adaptive interfaces. The lab also specializes in system integration for advancing neurotechnologies to study neural circuits in awake primates for basic science and towards human translation. The lab manager will be responsible for critical research support tasks including but not limited to animal behavioral training, assisting with neural implant surgeries and maintenance, ordering supplies, and maintaining lab resources (protocols, manuals, documentation, and calendars). They will also be responsible for supervising and training new laboratory personnel, organizing training and safety documentation, and managing lab operations. They will also have opportunities to analyze behavioral and neural data, and collaborate on experimental designs. Candidates should be prepared to commit to the position for a minimum of two years.
Dr. Orsborn joined the University of Washington in the fall of 2018 as the Clare Boothe Luce Assistant Professor in the Departments of Electrical & Computer Engineering and Bioengineering. Her lab is part of the Washington National Primate Research Center, the Center for Neurotechnology, the University of Wahsington Institute of Neuroengineering, and the Computational Neuroscience Center. The candidate will benefit from the vibrant multi-disciplinary community of neuroscientists, engineers, data scientists, mathematicians, and clinicians at UW.
REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree in bioengineering, electrical engineering, neuroscience, or a related field. 2-3 years of working experience. Applicants should be highly organized, detail oriented, enjoy working in a team environment, and be comfortable with handling non-human primates. Preference will be given to those with exposure to animal behavioral training, experimental neurophysiology techniques and/or computer programming (MATLAB, C, and/or Python).
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
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