Technical Associate I, Desimone Laboratory
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TECHNICAL ASSOCIATE I, McGovern Institute for Brain Research‐Desimone Laboratory, to join a lab which focuses on basic neural mechanisms of attention and executive control which are often perturbed in mental disorders. Will be responsible for the daily care of multiple species of animals, data collection, and general experimental support. Responsibilities will include helping with the construction, testing, and calibration of laboratory equipment; conducting behavioral training; supporting electrophysiological recording and optical stimulation experiments; and administering anesthesia and supporting all phases of neurosurgery and magnetic resonance imaging, including animal recovery, tool preparation, sterilization, and cleanup. Will also work closely with lab manager and serve as laboratory representative, attending monthly meetings and ensuring compliance with animal care and safety protocols; train new personnel; perform daily health checks; and perform other duties as requested. May also participate in data analysis and with the preparation of manuscripts.
REQUIRED: bachelor’s degree in a science-related field, at least two years of relevant research experience, including work with animals, comfort working with laboratory animals, excellent organizational and communication skills, initiative, meticulous attention to detail, ability to remain flexible in fast‐paced environment.
PREFERRED: experience with behavioral training. Must be able to work a flexible schedule in order to accommodate the research demands of the lab. Job #18951
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