Staff Associate I

New York City, New York
Commensurate with experience
Apr 22, 2021
May 22, 2021
Job Function
Research Area
Sensory Systems
Position Type
Full Time
Senior Level

The Staff Associate I will provide research support to the PI and Postdoc Research Scientists studying the organization of neural networks in the mammalian hippocampus and how they encode spatial and episodic memories both in the healthy brain and in models of neuropsychiatric diseases. The Staff Associate I will be responsible for maintaining the laboratory infrastructure and assisting with imaging hardware and software development. In addition, there will be opportunities to participate in specific research project efforts utilizing live imaging and manipulation of neural circuit function in awake, behaving mice using advanced techniques (e.g., in vivo multiphoton microscopy, optogenetics, chemogenetics) under the direct supervision of the PI. This position is entirely grant funded.

The Staff Associate I will be responsible for, but not limited to, the following:

• Maintaining laboratory infrastructure: experimental recording apparatus and computer/server infrastructure, including optical imaging hardware and software. (75%)

• Assisting with functional microscopy and animal behavioral experiments. (25%)

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