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Job Summary We are seeking a Lab Manager for the Tsao lab at Caltech. The Tsao lab (http://tsaolab.caltech.edu/) studies the neural mechanisms underlying vision in non-human primates and mice. We study questions related to object recognition, spatial perception, memory, and consciousness. We use multiple approaches including functional MRI (fMRI), electrophysiology, widefield and two-photon imaging, and mathematical modeling. A possibility exists for a highly motivated candidate to pursue an independent research project while performing Lab Manager duties.
Onboard new lab members
Work with Non-Human Primates
Hands-on coordination of our animal colony. Overseeing the health and welfare of the animals, interfacing with animal care and veterinary staff
Perform positive reinforcement training of animals
Pairing animals and monitoring behavioral interactions
Assist with surgeries and anesthesia, preparing and administering medication
Train animals on behavioral tasks
Assist with fMRI experiments and other ongoing projects in the lab
Assist with perfusion and necrospy
Responsible for purchasing and maintenance of equipment and supplies and office space
Maintenance of laboratory records
Coordinate projects with other offices and labs on campus to ensure compliance and safety
Train new students and postdocs and certify lab personnel for specific procedures such as handling of Controlled substances and use of MRI equipment
Experience in one or more of the following: animal husbandry, animal surgery, animal behavior and/or training, biomedical research, and laboratory management
An interest in working with non-human primates is an absolute must
Sense of responsibility, excellent organizational skills, love for working with animals, and desire to contribute to understanding the brain required
Pre-employment physical required
EEO Statement We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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