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Senior Research Specialist

Binghamton University Research Foundation
Binghamton, New York
Closing date
Jul 9, 2024

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The Jentsch laboratory at Binghamton University, which investigates the neurogenetic basis of risk for addictions in advanced mouse populations, is seeking a senior laboratory assistant to facilitate and enable the research activities in the lab.

Duties include:

  • Planning and carrying out empirical research using laboratory mice, including behavioral testing, tissue collection and ex vivo voltammetry
  • Data analysis and production of data summaries for the principal investigator
  • Conducting survival and non-survival surgeries, along with the delivery of post operative care, when needed
  • Ensuring 100% compliance with biosafety, chemical safety and laboratory animal regulations
  • Training undergraduate research assistants on laboratory protocols and maintaining detailed training records
  • Disinfection, sanitation and calibration of all laboratory equipment
  • Production of sterile pharmaceuticals for delivery to animals
  • General management of a large colony of genetically engineered subjects, including managing breeding and genotype records.


  • A bachelor's degree in psychology, neuroscience or a closely related discipline
  • At least 1 year of experience with animal studies and wet-lab bench work.
  • Evidence of strong team-work abilities
  • At least 1 year of experience with the Google suite of utilities (docs, spreadsheets, etc.) or the Microsoft suite (Word, Excel, etc.)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A master's degree in psychology, neuroscience or a closely related discipline
  • At least 1 year of experience with basic mouse husbandry practices
  • At least 6 months experience with a basic statistical analysis package (SPSS, R, etc.)
  • Experience in higher education, where the primary research participants are undergraduate and doctoral students.



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