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Research Associate – Systems Neuroscience

Employer
Baylor College of Medicine
Location
Houston, Texas
Salary
Hiring up to $70,000
Closing date
Jan 8, 2024

Job Details

Summary

The Reimer Lab (https://www.bcm.edu/research/faculty-labs/jacob-reimer-lab) studies sensory processing across different brain states and the mechanisms that control the gating and routing of information in the brain. We are seeking a research associate who will perform cranial window surgeries on mice and conduct experiments using multiphoton fluorescence imaging. They may also aid in experimental design, equipment setup and maintenance.

Job Duties

  • Collect large scale neural recordings using multiphoton fluorescence imaging as well as behavioral recordings.
  • Document research activities for publication and grant reporting.
  • Prepare animals for recording, which may include cranial window surgery and/or viral vector injections into mouse cortex.
  • Set up and maintain behavioral apparatus and data acquisition equipment.
  • Train less experienced lab members for surgery, recording, and best experimental practices.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master's degree in Basic Science or a related field.  Experience in lieu of degree will not be accepted.
  • Three years of relevant experience typically as a Research Assistant, Research Technician or Postdoctoral Fellow/Associate.

 

Baylor College of Medicine requires employees to be fully vaccinated -subject to approved exemptions-against vaccine-preventable diseases including, but not limited to, COVID-19 and influenza.

 

Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.

 

Company

Baylor College of Medicine offers postdoctoral researchers the opportunity to train and receive mentorship at one of the nation’s highest ranked institutions for biomedical research, located in the heart of the world’s largest medical complex. The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs within the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences supports nearly 600 postdoctoral researchers who come from across the United States and 46 countries. Baylor postdocs conduct research within eight basic sciences departments, 17 clinical departments or eight academic centers with over $426 million in research funding. We are committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding researchers from diverse backgrounds by providing a supportive professional environment.

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