Research Specialist A
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Job Description Summary
We seek a lab technician with strong background in neuroscience, animal behavior, histology and/or programming to provide lab support for research. Duties include: performing histological and behavioral experiments with mice; computational analysis of electrophysiological and behavioral data; construction of implants for electrophysiological and optogenetic experiments; mouse colony management and general lab maintenance.
Plans and conducts basic experiments to meet research project objectives, with close supervision. Assists in performing laboratory experiments. Daily management of laboratory tool, documentations and processes to ensure regulatory compliance and timely completion of project/program deliverables. Closely collaborates with Senior Research Specialists and Principal Investigator (PI) on experimental/clinical work set ups in accordance to established protocols.
Position contingent on funding
Bachelor's Degree with 0-1 year of related experience in research and clinical study methodologies or an equivalent combination of education and experience required.
Office, Library, Laboratory, Computer Room; Requires extensive safety
Typically sitting at a desk or table; Occasional lifting 25 lb. or less
Job Location - City, State
Department / School
Perelman School of Medicine
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