Technical Associate, Brown Laboratory
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TECHNICAL ASSOCIATE I, Institute for Medical Engineering and Science (IMES), to participate in a variety of research experiments and duties in the Brown Lab, including animal handling and training. Will be responsible for independent animal handling, assisting with the set-up of behavioral experiments, and various aspects of animal husbandry management. Responsibilities include monitoring, managing, and documenting water and food intake for animals; performing necessary medical duties, including hygienic maintenance and antibiotic and analgesic dosing as needed and directed by lab protocol; transporting animals to-and-from animal facility/laboratory; planning and coordinating behavioral programs for training with researchers; setting-up animals for behavioral training sessions as directed; assisting researchers with recording sessions and data analysis and presentation; performing autoclaving for common materials such as packs, pipettes, and laboratory waste; assisting researchers with all aspects of recording, including assembling materials and major equipment and performing experiments; assisting with data analysis and presentations (graphic representations and textual descriptions and/or PowerPoints, posters, and manuscripts); and performing other duties as assigned.
REQUIRED: a B.S. in biology, neuroscience, biomedical engineering, or related field; two years of research experience in a laboratory or clinical setting; strong organizational, interpersonal, and verbal and written communication skills; meticulous attention to detail; and the ability to work both independently and as part of a team, troubleshoot experimental obstacles, and exhibit good judgment.
PREFFERED: animal research experience involving one or more of the following--drug delivery, blood vessel cannulation, vascular access ports, neural recording, and/or physiologic monitoring; programming experience with MATLAB/Python; and experience with non-rodent mammals. Job #18798
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