Research Associate I - Hong Lab, Mellon College of Science (MCS)-2014948
The Mellon College of Science (MCS) is home to four departments and many programs and research centers. 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 full-time Research Associate I to work in the laboratory of Dr. Kate Hong . The Hong Lab is a new start-up lab that uses genetically modified transgenic mouse lines to investigate the circuits underlying sensory-guided behavior. We seek a highly motivated individual with strong organizational and communication skills to help with the day-to-day operations in the lab. In this role, you will be responsible for maintaining the mouse colony, assisting with behavioral training of mice, and providing day-to-day technical and administrative support for students and postdocs.
Core responsibilities include:
Coordinating daily operations of the animal colony including maintaining transgenic lines, animal husbandry, tissue sample collection for genotyping, and ensuring the well-being of the animals
Maintaining and organizing animal census, communicating with lab members regarding dynamic needs for animal use
Training animals to perform behavioral tasks, including the daily handling and training of mice, monitoring and documenting animal health, and behavioral data acquisition
Leading all aspects of general laboratory maintenance and ordering of consumables
Performing other related duties as assigned
Bachelor Degree in Biology, Neuroscience or related field
1-3 years of experience in a related research field
Prior experience working with rodents; behavioral training is strongly required
You should demonstrate :
Strong verbal and written communications skills
Strong organizational and record keeping skills to maintain and plan animal breeding schedules according to the dynamic needs of the lab
Responsibility and service-mindedness, ability to work well independently within a team environment
Strong interpersonal and communications skills for working with multiple lab members and understanding changing research needs and providing technical advice when needed
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Job Function: Research
Primary Location: United States-Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh
Time Type: Full Time
Minimum Education Level: Bachelor's Degree
Internal Number: 2014948
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