Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.
This is a research laboratory technician position in a neuroscience laboratory. The principal investigator is a junior faculty physician-scientist building an independent research program. The candidate will perform experiments investigating the neuroendocrine basis of behavior.
The majority of time will be spent independently performing experiments including rodent behavior, injections, rodent surgery, histology, immunohistochemistry, tissue collection, and hormone assays. The job will include data organization and data analysis. The candidate should have a flexible work schedule and willingness to work on some weekends. The job may also include supervising students. There will be some administrative responsibilities, such as ordering laboratory supplies and organizing and maintaining financial records.
Exceptional organizational skills and reliability are essential, as well as the ability to work well with others. The applicant must have familiarity with Microsoft Office suite software and proficiency in English. HS Diploma or Assoc Degree and 0-1 years of experience is required.
The applicant should have prior experience with rodent research. A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, Masters, or PhD in a related in a related discipline is preferred. The preferred candidate would have at least 2 years of relevant laboratory experience with good references. Familiarity with software including Ethovision, Prism, SPSS. Prior experience with in situ hybridization, histology, rodent behavior, and rodent surgery including stereotactic surgery is desired. Recent graduates looking to strengthen their credentials for neuroscience graduate school or MD/PhD application are encouraged to apply, as are applicants seeking more long-term employment.
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