Research Technician and Lab Manager - Systems Neuroscience Laboratory
Come help us figure out how the mammalian brain works! We are a systems neuroscience laboratory investigating how rapid changes in state control the ability of mice to perform auditory and visual detection/discrimination tasks using state of the art methods. We are seeking a highly-motivated individual to function as lab manager/research technician to facilitate the operation of the lab.
Our laboratory uses state-of-the-art systems neuroscience techniques, such as two-photon monitoring of activity in known neuromodulatory axons in the cortex, whole cell recording of synaptic activity, high density array recordings (neuropixels probes) of cortical unit activity, and optogenetic manipulation of specific transmitter systems. We take a circuit-based approach to systems neuroscience, revealing how the nervous system achieves a goal through the synaptic interaction of cells in local and long range circuits, modulated by neurotransmitters, to generate flexible behavior.
We are seeking a lab manager/research technician familiar with systems neuroscience methodologies in mice, including optical imaging, electrophysiology, mouse training, and/or data analysis. The successful candidate does not need to possess all of these skills and will be trained by the current lab manager.
Research: In addition to supporting for the experiments in the laboratory, the lab manager/research technician will also be able to pursue a project of their own, once they are well trained in the methods and techniques used in the lab.
Lab website: www.mccormicklab.org
Please contact email@example.com with inquiries and applications. Send statement of interest, CV, and the names of three people for letters of recommendation. Positions available academic year 2019/2020.
BA/BS in Neuroscience or related fields. Prefer in depth knowledge of systems neuroscience including matlab and labview.
Prefer computational skills in matlab, labview, python, etc.