This position will participate in preclinical research studies of psychiatric disorders on laboratory rodents (rats and mice), in vivo and ex vivo. Will perform rodent handling, maintenance of rodent colonies, animal husbandry, behavioral tests, drug administrations, blood samples collections, intracranial surgeries, as well as molecular biology techniques such as DNA/RNA/protein isolation, PCR, gel electrophoresis, brain sectioning, histology and immunohistochemistry, in situ hybridization, microscopy. Will provide routine data analyses. Will maintain and organize laboratory supplies, reagents and supplies, provide general laboratory assistance to support research activities, and act as liaison between the laboratory and regulatory offices (including EH&S and IACUC) to insure compliance. Will organize and supervise undergraduate students. Maintains laboratory equipment and workspace.
Bachelor's degree in Neuroscience, Biology, Psychology or related fields required. Proficiency in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Excellent attention to detail, efficiency, ability to meet deadlines, self-motivation, goal-orientation, reliability and organizational skills. Comfortable in working with rodents. Experience with surgical techniques and histology on brain rodents preferred.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.
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