Songbird Neurobiology Research Laboratory Technician

California, United States
30 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
30 Dec 2018
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Full Time

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Job Summary

The Lois lab [ ] in the Division of Biology and Biological Engineering at Caltech has an opening for a full-time technician in a neuroscience research laboratory. The position is expected to start around winter 2018/spring 2019. We are seeking a highly motivated individual to work on a research project focused on the neurobiology of brain circuits in songbirds. The research combines techniques in transgenesis, microscopy, imaging, analysis of animal behavior, and molecular neurobiology of songbirds. The candidate will participate in a project in close collaboration with the laboratory head. The candidate will primarily pursue her/his main project, in addition to occasionally assisting with other laboratory projects.

Job Duties

  • Generation of transgenic songbirds
  • Microscopy image analysis
  • Analysis of song behavior
  • Other duties as assigned

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in biology, zoology, neuroscience or a related field.
  • Interest in working with laboratory vertebrate animals.
  • Practical experience in computer data analysis, neuroanatomy, and/or molecular biology.
  • Must be able to use sound judgment to handle a variety of tasks and to shift priorities simultaneously, as well as to effectively solve problems
  • Must be able to work independently as well as part of a team in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to interact professionally with all levels of staff
  • Strong organizational, time management, and project management skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Working knowledge of current research in Molecular Biology

Required Documents

  • Resume