The Moore Lab studies neocortical dynamics and their role in information processing, with a focus on attention and perception. Visit www.themoorelab.org to learn more.
The main goal of the position is to support investigations of brain dynamics through the development of novel optogenetic methods that use bioluminescent molecules to drive and report neural activity. Primarily, investigations will pertain to testing newly invented molecules in somatosensory thalamocortical circuitry, and may also include research using non-neural cell types and blood vessels. This individual will work closely to support the research of more senior lab members (the Lab Manager, graduate students and postdoctoral associates, and the Principal Investigator).
Required: Bachelorâ™s degree
Preferred: Bachelorâ™s degree in Neuroscience, Cellular and Molecular Biology, or a closely-related STEM field
1-2 years of experience in a research setting and/or equivalent combination of education and experience
Working with animals in a research setting requires a curious, patient mindset and a desire to learn and work collaboratively.
Basic laboratory support and administrative skills (helping with materials inventory and storage, meeting setup, etc.)
Dependability and strong record-keeping skills
Experience with surgeries, training, and anatomical studies
Experience working with rodents
Experience with sterile technique
Experience with microscopy
Experience with histology
An interest in brain dynamics
Basic computing and data analysis skills. MATLAB or Python preferred; any programming experience is an asset
Knowledge of established IACUC and laboratory environmental health and safety protocols
Clear and timely communication (verbal and written; includes delivering research presentations, writing up results, and maintaining email contact with group members)
Excellent work ethic following responsible research practices with the ability to set and meet personal goals
Willingness and ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
Possesses a willingness and ability to support a diverse and inclusive campus community
CRIMINAL BACKGROUND AND EDUCATION CHECK REQUIRED
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Department of Neuroscience
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Internal Number: REQ164657
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