Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
The Harvey laboratory in the Department of Neurobiology at Harvard Medical School is looking for an independent, flexible, and motivated Research Assistant. Our laboratory seeks to understand the neural circuit mechanisms underlying decision-making and working memory in the mammalian cortex. We use a variety of approaches to study these questions in mice, including behavioral studies in virtual reality environments, two-photon calcium imaging, and computational analysis of activity in neuronal populations.
We are looking for a Research Assistant to help with:
training mice on behavioral tasks in virtual reality,
performing two-photon calcium imaging data acquisition,
implementing and developing methods to analyze neural activity, and
performing surgeries in preparation for calcium imaging.
The Research Assistant will learn state-of-the-art systems neuroscience methods and will contribute to cutting-edge research. They will have the opportunity to develop their own project. In addition, the Research Assistant will be asked to contribute to general lab tasks including:
maintaining lab organization,
assisting with ordering lab supplies,
training new lab members, and
taking care of several mouse colonies
The Research Assistant I will work effectively within a culture inclusive of individuals with diverse backgrounds, styles, abilities, and motivations, and appreciate and leverage the capabilities, insights, and ideas of all individuals.
This is a 12-month term appointment with the possibility of renewal contingent on funding.
Offer contingent upon successful completion of a pre-placement medical evaluation.
One or more years of related work experience (Higher education may count toward experience).
Experience with computer programming (e.g. Matlab, Python) is preferred.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: 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.
Internal Number: 53307BR
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