The lab of Dr. Jason Christie (cerebellumlab.org) is searching for a Research Assistant (open rank) to assist in the investigation of motor skill learning in mice. The position is focused on histology, mouse husbandry, and laboratory management (ordering, stocking, etc.). If time allows, the incumbent will also be involved with more hands-on research. This component would match the candidate’s background, interests, and skills. For example, it may involve performing mouse surgeries or assisting with behavior experiments.
All experience levels are considered. The entry-level position would be excellent for someone who wants to gain experience in a research lab setting and develop new skills in advanced neuroscience techniques, perhaps in advance of graduate/medical school. However, it can easily grow into a long-term position. The more senior position helps manage Dr. Christie's research group of 6 to 7 people by focusing on university compliance and lab organization (mouse colony management, training, etc.). The senior position also has reserved time (approximately 50%) to contribute to aspects of the lab’s research, such as pioneering new tools/techniques, developing/performing mouse surgeries, or conducting experiments in collaboration with other members in the group. The research component can be structured flexibly to match the chosen candidate’s background, interests, and skills. The senior position would be an excellent position for someone who enjoys working in a lab, conducting experiments, and has a strong interest in a longer-term position.