Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.
Provides a wide variety of moderately complex to complex technical lab support for a research facility. Assists in evaluating lab methods, procedures, and techniques based on established objectives. Provides assistance in manipulating, computing, and analyzing data using complex statistical computer software. Performs library research. Assists in instructing a laboratory academic section in lab methods, procedures and safety.
A position for a research technician is available in a multi-disciplinary research group working to understand the neuroscientific basis of sleep-wake states, anesthetic-induced unconsciousness, and sleep-anesthesia interactions. The primary duties will include performing transcardiac perfusion fixation of rodent brains, tissue cryo-sectioning and staining, immunohistochemistry and immunofluorescence staining, bright field and fluorescence microscopy, and behavioral experiments involving pharmacological interventions through intracerebral microinjection, intraperitoneal or intravenous injection, and controlled anesthetic administration. The successful candidate will also participate in EEG recordings and microdialysis based quantification of brain neurotransmitters in freely moving rodents. Additional duties include daily observation and postoperative care of the animals, accurate maintenance of surgical records, animal husbandry forms, and communication with veterinary staff. Daily observation and postsurgical record keeping may require short trips to the animal facility over weekend days and holidays.
A minimum of bachelor's degree or equivalent in a relevant scientific discipline and at least 1-2 year of animal laboratory experience is required. Prior experience and demonstrated expertise in performing transcardiac perfusion fixation of rodent brains, tissue sectioning and staining, bright field and fluorescence microscopy, immunohistochemistry is required. The successful candidate must have the motivation and ability to work under minimal supervision. Good communication skills and ability to work well with team members are critical.
This position is a one-year term limited appointment with the possibility of extension for an additional year. At the end of the stated term, the appointment may terminate and will not be eligible for Reduction in Force (RIF) benefits.
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