Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Work in the Janak lab focuses on the brain systems that regulate substance use and addiction and reward learning, using rodent models. The Research Technologist we seek is responsible for providing critical technical support for the research team and ensuring the lab runs smoothly. The Research Technologist will be trained to assist multiple scientists in animal behavioral studies of learning and addiction, animal surgery, tissue histology, and breeding of animal colonies. The Research Technologist plays a major role in the day-to-day functioning of the research lab by fulfilling these and additional responsibilities including record-keeping, analyzing data, ordering supplies, and keeping organized records on equipment service, and assisting with regulatory requirements. This is a full-time position subject to the availability of funds.
Key Skills and abilities
Some prior knowledge of research and the capability of learning additional aspects of animal research and and animal care protocols.
Knowledge and capability of learning and using laboratory techniques such as stereotaxic surgery, brain sectioning, drug self-administration and optogenetics.
Ability to work independently as well as part of a research team.
Interpersonal and communication (oral and written) skills to interact with members of the department and lab. Knowledge of MS Office suite (Word and Excel), email software (MS Exchange or similar), Adobe, internet browser, and statistical and data anlaysis software packages such as Prism, SPSS, and Matlab (preferred).
Bachelor's degree in neuroscience, biology, behavioral sciences or related field.
Some related undergraduate or post-undergraduate work experience preferred.
Previous experience in an animal research lab preferred, particularly with rodent handling, training, and/or stereotaxic surgery.
Experience in tissue handling and histology and in optogenetic techniques preferred.
Classified Title: Research Technologist Working Title: Research Technologist Role/Level/Range: ACRO37.5/02/CC Starting Salary Range: $14.14 to $19.44, Commensurate with experience Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:30am - 5:00pm Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: 01-MD:Homewood Campus Department name: 10001376-Psychological and Brain Sciences Personnel area: School of Arts & Sciences
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