A technician position on brain slice experiments is available working jointly with the labs of Alison Barth, and Aryn Gittis, Maysam Chamanzar, Pulkit Grover, and Jana Kainerstorfer, at Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, PA).
The team's goal is to develop novel methods for invasive and noninvasive high-throughput neurostimulation and recording with high spatiotemporal resolution for advancing treatment of disorders such as epilepsy, Parkinson's, as well as next generation prosthetics for BMI and BCI.
The role of the technician is to perform surgeries and prepare brain slices and help with the experiments. The technician is expected to directly work with students and postdocs to design and conduct experiments.
This is an opportunity to work on an exciting scientific project in a highly interdisciplinary and vibrant environment. The postdoc will be affiliated with the Carnegie Mellon Neuroscience Institute, and will get the opportunity to work with a team of accomplished researchers from various disciplines ranging from Biological Sciences, ECE, BME at CMU as well as clinicians at University of Pittsburgh.
The labs are committed to the professional development of the members.
The ideal start date is as soon as possible (11/2018 or shortly thereafter), but application review will continue until the positions are filled. The position is initially for at least 12 months with the possibility of renewal. Compensation will be competitive, and commensurate with relevant experience. CMU has competitive benefits (including comprehensive medical insurance) and is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates should send a CV, a statement of research experience and interests, expected date of availability, and the contact information for three references to firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com with the subject line "Brain Slice Positions”.
Requirements: Prior experience with rodent surgeries, particularly mice. Interest in or experience with brain slice preparation and experiments. Experience with patch clamp recording and electrophysiology or voltage imaging in neurons is essential.
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About Carnegie Mellon Institute
Carnegie Mellon University is one of the leading schools in science and engineering. The research environment is vibrant and collaboration is highly emphasized. The candidates will get the opportunity to work with a team of researchers from various disciplines ranging from ECE, BME, and Biological Sciences at CMU as well as clinicians at University of Pittsburgh. CMU has competitive benefits (including comprehensive medical insurance) and is an equal opportunity employer.