Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
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The Department of Biological Structure currently has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time Research Scientist 2.
This is a support position in a research laboratory consisting of the PI and 3 other members. The laboratory investigates how the shape and motion of visual stimuli are encoded in the neural activity patterns in the brain and a major aspect of the experiments involve the use of multi-photon imaging technology.
The primary role of the proposed position is to manage and support a collaborative multi-photon imaging project between the Bair lab and the Allen Institute of Brain Sciences. Our experiments involve coordination across several labs and the primary role of the candidate includes scheduling experiments, making sure all supplies, equipment, hardware and software are available for the experiments, and participating in the data collection. The ideal candidate is someone with strong communication and organizational skills, a deep interest in learning new experimental methods and a keen attention to detail.
RESPONSIBILITIES •Taking responsibility for laboratory preparation – order equipment, organize materials, track inventory of running supplies. •Scheduling experiments – imaging experiments involve personnel from multiple labs and facilities; coordinating across all participants will be a primary responsibility. •Participate in imaging experiments – Experiments in the laboratory involve monitoring and maintaining anesthetized animals and running experiments involving the presentation of visual stimuli while using software/hardware to collect images of neuronal activity in the brain. Willingness to work with anesthetized animals is required. •Assist during surgeries. •Assist with data analysis and writing reports. •Participation in the scientific endeavors of the lab – reading papers, discussing results and conducting experiments. •Managing lab safety procedures and equipment, handling lab inspections. •Train and assist new members of the lab in standard procedures and conducting experiments.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS •Bachelor's degree in biology or related field and two years of relevant work experience. •Some experience with animal research. •Prior experience with managing, organizing, and coordinating workflows.
Equivalent education and/or experience may substitute for minimum requirements.
DESIRED REQUIREMENTS •Experience with imaging methods.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT •Must be willing and able to work in a facility where research involving animals is performed.
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