The Department of Neuroscience is looking for someone whose duties will include assisting a NIH-supported research project on the neocortico-cerebellar cooperation. Our research area is system's neuroscience, but we are looking for someone who has basic engineering knowledge and skills (including programming skills) and likes to build equipment (for example, we are thinking of an engineering student who is interested in neuroscience).
The main task for this position is to order and set up state-of-the-art equipment for the animal surgery, behavioral experiments, and neural activity recording. The devices and surgical instruments are basically established already, but require customization, so this position will communicate with vendors for customization. Supplementary tasks include assisting with neuroscience experiments, surgeries, and histology (simple tissue staining).
Orders laboratory supplies and equipment for the neocortico-cerebellar coordination research project.
Communicates with vendors about equipment customization, if necessary.
Sets up behavioral experimental equipment and neural activity recording devices under the supervision of Research Faculty.
Assists with ongoing experimental work, to include:
Performs simple animal behavior experiment and animal training.
Bachelor's degree in a Basic Science or related field. Four years of related experience may substitute for degree requirement.
Four years of related experience may substitute for degree requirement.
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