JOB SUMMARY/ESSENTIAL JOBFUNCTIONS: Under the direction of an assigned supervisor, this positionpartakes in brain and behavioral research of small rodents. Specific tasksinclude preparing rodent brains for clinical research involving stainingprocedures, animal laboratory studies, computer-based data analysis, and datamanagement. Attends behavioral, physiological, and anatomical studies, mousecolony tasks that include genotyping mice of different strains, and generallaboratory maintenance.
Prepares anatomical brain tissues, mounts brain slices, and applies a variety of tissue stains.
Locates markers (lesion sites) from electrophysiological recordings.
Oversees mouse colonies and genotyping, which involves establishing breeding cages, separating offspring, genotyping cut tails, and forwarding the tails to collaborators and commercial entities to be genotyped.
Assists prepare behavioral and electrophysiological experiments.
Analyzes computer-based behavioral and electrophysiological data using commercial software and custom written code.
Ensures the general laboratory maintenance by keeping inventory and ordering supplies as needed.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Internal Number: 204566
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