Principal Investigator, Tanuj Gulati, PhD is looking for a Research Associate to join the team!
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The Gulati Laboratory is a systems neuroscience laboratory interested in understanding the motor basis of behavior. The lab uses cortical and spinal electrophysiology to understand the neural basis of motor control and learning, as well as sleep-related consolidation of a motor skill.
The Gulati Lab is also investigating novel neuroengineering strategies for repair and functional recovery after brain injury (stroke) and spinal cord injury that utilize development of spinal/cortical motor prostheses, brain machine interfaces and neurorobotics. To learn more, please visit: Gulati Lab | Cedars-Sinai (cedars-sinai.org) .
Working under direct supervision, the RAI will be responsible for critical research support tasks including but not limited to rodent surgeries for implanting electrodes for electrophysiology recordings, rodent behavioral training and recordings, troubleshooting with laboratory's custom behavioral boxes for rodents (using Arduino microcontroller, 3D printed parts, etc), animal behavioral training, perfusion/ histology, ordering supplies, and maintaining lab resources (protocols, manuals, documentation, and calendars). The RAI will have an opportunity to analyze behavioral and neural data with other research staff using Matlab/ Python, collaborate on experimental designs and prepare scientific findings for publication as an author or co- author.
Primary Job Duties and Responsibilities:
Assists in general laboratory activities, including maintenance of reagents and stocking of supplies
Files and monitors documents, keeps accurate and detailed records of experiments and results
Performs a variety of routine laboratory tasks and procedures
May assist with animal husbandry
Maintains lab equipment and related records
Transports, processes and logs samples
Maintains computer database with relevant clinical information
Performs lab maintenance duties, including glassware cleaning and sterilization
Maintains stocks of general lab materials, and places orders for lab equipment and supplies using PeopleSoft
Assists new students and fellows at the laboratory
Assists in the operation of specialized equipment and machinery
Observes and complies with safety standards and procedures
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